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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 and Carl Jung 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 485,020 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Eric Berne is the 39th most popular psychologist (up from 40th in 2019), the 21st most popular biography from Canada (down from 19th 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 39 out of 183Before him are Howard Gardner, Milton H. Erickson, Gordon Allport, Hans Eysenck, John Bowlby, and Hermann Rorschach. After him are Albert Ellis, Aaron T. Beck, Donald Winnicott, Alfred Kinsey, Elton Mayo, and Princess Marie Bonaparte.

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Among people born in 1910, Eric Berne ranks 18Before him are Django Reinhardt, Walter Schellenberg, Gerda Taro, Ronald Coase, David Niven, and Jacques Monod. After him are Dorothy Hodgkin, Dominique Pire, Chiang Ching-kuo, Kurt Meyer, William Shockley, and Lee Byung-chul. Among people deceased in 1970, Eric Berne ranks 27Before him are Napoleon Hill, Otto Heinrich Warburg, Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Rudolf Carnap, C. V. Raman, and Jochen Rindt. After him are Vladimir Propp, Bruce McLaren, Heinrich Brüning, Princess Irina Alexandrovna of Russia, Artem Mikoyan, and Andrey Yeryomenko.

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Among people born in Canada, Eric Berne ranks 21 out of 1,350Before him are Celine Dion (1968), Frederick Banting (1891), Margaret Atwood (1939), Glenn Gould (1932), Michael J. Fox (1961), and David Cronenberg (1943). After him are Saul Bellow (1915), William Shatner (1931), Gilles Villeneuve (1950), Dan Aykroyd (1952), Willard Boyle (1924), and Neil Young (1945).


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), Robert D. Hare (1934), and Gordon Neufeld (1947).