In Part 1 of this blog I set the scene in my article (Hay, 1993) and in Part 2 reproduced for you what I wrote about prejudice and internal ego states. Now I reproduce the part of the article that was about behavioural ego states and channels of communication.
I begin with an updated version of the diagram I presented in 1993 – the only change is that nowadays I refer to Functional Adult to bypass the confusion in terms of behaving like a computer versus being in the here and now.
Up to now in this series of blogs, I have a reproduced what I wrote in 1993 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 will finish the series by describing how anti-discriminatory practice can seem to be a psychological game.
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:
Behavioural ego states – Hay, Julie (1992) Transactional Analysis for Trainers Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill (currently published as 2nd edition, 2009, Hertford: Sherwood Publishing
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