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transactional analysis

noun, Psychology.
a form of individual or group psychotherapy focusing on social interactions, psychological games, and analysis of relationships as persons shift among the roles of parent, child, and adult.
Abbreviation: TA.
Origin of transactional analysis
First recorded in 1960-65 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for transactional analysis

transactional analysis

(psychol) a form of psychotherapy that attributes neuroses to lack of balance in the personality between the conflicting ego-states of child, adult, and parent
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transactional analysis in Medicine

transactional analysis trans·ac·tion·al analysis (trān-sāk'shə-nəl, -zāk'-)
A system of psychotherapy that analyzes personal relationships and interactions in terms of conflicting or complementary ego states that correspond to the roles of parent, child, and adult.

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