Eric Berne

1910 - 1970

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Eric Berne (May 10, 1910 – July 15, 1970) was a Canadian-born psychiatrist who created the theory of transactional analysis as a way of explaining human behavior. Berne's theory of transactional analysis was based on the ideas of Freud but was distinctly different. Freudian psychotherapists focused on talk therapy as a way of gaining insight to their patient's personalities. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eric Berne has received more than 370,212 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Eric Berne is the 40th most popular psychologist (down from 35th in 2019), the 19th most popular biography from Canada (down from 14th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Canadian Psychologist.

Eric Berne is most famous for his theory of Transactional Analysis.

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Among psychologists, Eric Berne ranks 40 out of 182Before him are Jerome Bruner, Alfred Kinsey, Princess Marie Bonaparte, Milton H. Erickson, John Bowlby, and Hermann Rorschach. After him are Howard Gardner, Geert Hofstede, Albert Ellis, Raymond Cattell, Sabina Spielrein, and Donald Winnicott.

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Among people born in 1910, Eric Berne ranks 15Before him are Django Reinhardt, Konrad Zuse, Jean Genet, Paulette Goddard, Ronald Coase, and Walter Schellenberg. After him are David Niven, Kurt Meyer, Gerda Taro, William Hanna, Dorothy Hodgkin, and Jacques Monod. Among people deceased in 1970, Eric Berne ranks 27Before him are Rudolf Carnap, Semyon Timoshenko, Otto Heinrich Warburg, Peter II of Yugoslavia, Nelly Sachs, and Bruce McLaren. After him are Vladimir Propp, Jochen Rindt, Frances Farmer, Heinrich Brüning, Maud Lewis, and Andrey Yeryomenko.

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Among people born in Canada, Eric Berne ranks 19 out of 1,130Before him are James Cameron (1954), Jim Carrey (1962), Margaret Atwood (1939), Glenn Gould (1932), Michael J. Fox (1961), and Saul Bellow (1915). After him are Celine Dion (1968), David Cronenberg (1943), Frederick Banting (1891), Gilles Villeneuve (1950), William Shatner (1931), and Maud Lewis (1903).


Among psychologists born in Canada, Eric Berne ranks 2Before him are Albert Bandura (1925). After him are Donald O. Hebb (1904), Steven Pinker (1954), Jordan Peterson (1962), and Gordon Neufeld (1947).