Definition of transactional analysis in US English:

transactional analysis

noun

  • A system of popular psychology based on the idea that one's behavior and social relationships reflect an interchange between parental (critical and nurturing), adult (rational), and childlike (intuitive and dependent) aspects of personality established early in life.

    • ‘Classes will be given on good manners, first aid, communication skills, inter-personal relations, transactional analysis, learning maths the easy way and recent advances in science and medicine.’
    • ‘While practicing as a social worker he undertook psychotherapy training in transactional analysis and neurolinguistic psychotherapy, culminating in an MA.’
    • ‘I was introduced to transactional analysis in 1975, and was interested because I could both teach and study.’
    • ‘She prefers to give seminars on transactional analysis to groups of people, rather than devote time to individual sessions.’
    • ‘No particular model is used to the exclusion of any others, but the themes from attachment theory and transactional analysis are prevalent in the units.’

Pronunciation

transactional analysis

/tranˈzakSHnəl əˈnaləsəs/