Eric Berne's Development of Ego State Theory: Where Did It All Begin and Who Influenced Him?

  title={Eric Berne's Development of Ego State Theory: Where Did It All Begin and Who Influenced Him?},
  author={A. E. Heathcote},
  journal={Transactional Analysis Journal},
  pages={254 - 260}
  • A. Heathcote
  • Published 1 July 2010
  • Psychology
  • Transactional Analysis Journal
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