Tokyo University egogram (TEG)
Drastic changes in the world have brought people unstable health states, and various stressors have always influenced the personality in people. From a psychological and ethical point of view, ego means consciousness about empirical individuality and a conscious personality that keeps contact with the reality and mediates id and super ego. In transactional analysis (TA), 3 egos (personality) are suggested to exist in a human, which are parent’s ego (P), adult’s ego (A), and child’s ego (C). Based on the theory of Berne and Dusay, transitional analysis and phycological test, egogram has been originated and used widely in medical, clinical, educational and social fields. It has 5 factors, which are Critical Parent (CP), Nurturing Parent (NP), Adult (A), Free Child (FC), Adapted Child (AC). Based on the principle of egogram, Tokyo University Egogram (TEG) was developed and standardized by sufficient statistical investigation. Furthermore, there are related research for egogram and psychosomatic medicine, hypertension, oral malodor, donors for organ transplantation, stress medicine, mental health, music therapy, education, business and so on. Consequently, egogram, TEG and TA have been helpful method to evaluate, investigate and treat for various psychological situation.
Archives of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
© 2018 Hiroshi Bando. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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