In this blog I will reproduce for you the last section of my article in 1993. In the previous 3 blogs, I have included what I wrote then about how TA was often perceived as irrelevant for people who were not Caucasian Westerners; how we could use the internal ego states model to understand how prejudice occurs, and how we can use the behavioural ego states model to understand even more about what happens. In the 4th and final blog on this topic, I am going to describe how anti-discriminatory practice can seem to be a psychological game.
This is the end of what I wrote in 1993. I wrote then, and still hope, that my aim was to start a dialogue so that we can share the potential TA contributions to anti-discriminatory practice. So let me know what you think, especially about your own day-to-day experiences.
Hay, Julie (1993) TA and ADP – What can Transactional Analysis contribute to Anti-Discriminatory Practice? INTAD Newsletter 2:1 4-8
In 1993 there was not so much attention being paid to referencing. An additional reference that applies for this blog is:
Berne, Eric (1964) Games People Play, New York: Grove Press
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