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Transactional Analysis: Dealing with a “Rebellious Child” [closed]

Transactional Analysis analyzes social transactions to determine the ego state of the patient (whether parent-like, childlike, or adult-like) as a basis for understanding behavior. A Child ego state ...
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What is the “Interpersonal Theory of Depression”?

I've been researching some interpersonal theories recently, and I stumbled across one called the "interpersonal theory of depression". I've found several articles that deal with the theory (such as A ...
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How to use Social Penetration Theory to increase closeness with someone who doesn't normally talk about their feelings

I recently heard about Social Penetration Theory where the basic principle is that "in relationships, as people disclose more about themselves over time, those relationships develop layer by layer, ...