Flow (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Psychology - 336 pages
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Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's famous investigations of "optimal experience" have revealed that what makes an experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called flow. During flow, people typically experience deep enjoyment, creativity, and a total involvement with life. In this new edition of his groundbreaking classic work, Csikszentmihalyi demonstrates the ways this positive state can be controlled, not just left to chance. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience teaches how, by ordering the information that enters our consciousness, we can discover true happiness and greatly improve the quality of our lives.

  

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Very interesting book with some great insights. - Goodreads
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User Review  - David Ferrers - Goodreads

This is a valuable book by a man who has researched the subject thoroughly. I learned a lot from the book. Could be easier to read. Read full review

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User Review  - Sharon Tan - Goodreads

A powerful quiet book backed by psychological research explaining the phenomenon of 'the optimal flow'. I especially enjoyed how the author tackled how flow contributes to the concept of meaning and the risks one may face if one is too in the flow. A highly recommended and very enjoyable piece. Read full review

Contents

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About the Publisher
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Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is a professor at Claremont Graduate University and former chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago. His previous books include The Evolving Self and the national bestseller Flow.

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