The psyche is made up of parts or sub-personalities which compete or attempt to control each other These parts are shaped by childhood experiences Our behavior is controlled by conceptions of our ideal self and by constraints we learn in childhood (and thereafter) Portions of our psyche are unconscious mental processes, available by indirect means such as dreams, hypnosis, mental imagery, “Freudian slips”, etc., Probably the best-known theory about the composition of the psyche is “transactional analysis,” which was very popular in the 1960s and 1970s. Transactional analysis was a theory (and a movement) based on the work of Dr. Eric Berne. Berne. Berne was trained in Freudian psychoanalysis and was a practicing psychotherapist for many years. He was the author of the best-selling books: Games People Play and What Do You Say After You Say Hello. Other authors popularized transactional analysis concepts in books such as I’m OK, You’re OK (Thomas A. … [Read more...] about Who Is the Me in This Argument?