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
It is difficult to read. - Goodreads
A very well researched and well written book on flow. - Goodreads
The premise is good. - Goodreads
Good Book, with some profound moments of great insight. - Goodreads
Good book, great research/information, poor writing. - Goodreads

Review: Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

User Review  - Kathy Nealen - Goodreads

This book is considered a classic and is cited often by other authors when discussing the topic of flow. Now I see why it is so widely respected. It is a very thorough review of the concept of flow. I ... Read full review

Review: Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

User Review  - Rachel - Goodreads

I was hoping for something revolutionary however, this seems like it is just a book about mindfulness. Great for folks who haven't delved into this before though. Read full review

Contents

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NOTES
REFERENCES
Copyright
About the Publisher
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About the author (2009)

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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