Sex in Human Loving Postcard

Below shows a postcard promoting the 1966 Jake Gimbel Sex Psychology lectures at UCSF (University of California at San Francisco). Eric Berne was the lecturer for 1966.

Sex in Human Loving postcard for Eric Berne lectures

The Postcard. Despite the crease, it is in excellent condition

The background is orange. But you can see the Parent-Adult-Child diagram is displayed here.

The lectures would later form the basis for Berne’s 1966 book Sex in Human Loving. We are sure everyone reading this post would love to have been in attendance. If you were, contact us and let us know about your memories of the lectures or Eric himself. We would love to publish first hand accounts! Send emails to [email protected].


  1. Hi What a wonderful pic for Eric’s (post mortem) Birthday! He was surely energeting, when he gave those lectures. And the detail about the titel “Sex in human living” makes it even more interesting. How did the change to “…human loving” occur? Best regards, Bea

    • Nicholas Calcaterra says

      Very astute observation. Many of us did not notice the title of the lectures was Sex in Human Living. I wish I had an answer to your question. Maybe someone knows?

  2. Thanks for this wonderful Mother’s Day Card! So appropriate for the sex games and war games of our time!

    • Nicholas Calcaterra says

      Thanks for the comment. This year, Mother’s Day and Eric’s birthday fell on the same day!

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