Saturday, 24 February 2007
Two ego state model
It is an ego state model that sought to correct inaccuracies in the three ego state model. Berne devised that there was an Adult, Parent and Child ego states. The two ego state model says that there is a Child ego state and a Parent ego state. The Adult ego state is placed in the Parent ego state. The Adult ego state is one part of the Parent ego state. The information we learn at school is all Parent ego state introjects. How we learn to speak, add up and learn how to think is all just copied from our teachers. Just like our morals and values are copied from our parents. There is no absolute truth where facts exist out side a person’s own belief system. Berne mistakenly concluded that there was and thus mistakenly put the Adult ego state as separate from the Parent ego state.
Tony White. 1988. "The Two Ego State Model". Bulletin of the Western Pacific Association Of Transactional Analysts. Pp 45 - 55.