Flow: Psychology, Creativity, & Optimal Experience with Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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Kanopy Streaming, 2014 - Attention
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Flow: psychology, creativity, and optimal experience, a clear and captivating presentations of Csikszentmihalyi's theory of Flow. For more than 30 years, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (pronounced CHICK-sent-me-high-ee) has studied states of "optimal experience"--those times when we report feelings of deep concetration and fulfillment--when we transcend our ordinary consciousness, and become so completely involved that we lose our senses of time and self. In this state, we are at the peak of our abilities. In this state, we are in Flow. Csikszenthmihalyi's theory of Flow and his seminal work on creativity have revolutionized modern psychology, the social sciences, and even corporate management. Now, for the first time on video, join host Howard Gardner (Multiple Intelligences theory) as he leads your students on the intellectual journey through the life and mind of Mihaly Csikszenthmihalyi. From war-torn Italy to a chance encounter with Carl Jung to a swimming accident in Hawaii that would catalyze the formation of "positive psychology," Mihaly Csikszenthmihalyi's fascninating story charts the course of a sweeping intellectual adventure. It is a story that plots decades of insights and breakthroughs that would ultimately crystallize in the theory of Flow, and his definitive treatise on creativity. Highly recommended. -- Ed Diener, Ph. D. Department of Psychology, University of Illinois.

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User Review  - keylawk - LibraryThing

Written in 1990, "Flow" is one of the many many books which explicitly warned us of the danger to society when power is seized by "unscrupulous and demented people". [231] Not one word of this ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tom - Goodreads

Mihaly does not shy from the most difficult and universal questions of life, nor is he afraid to offer bold answers. "Flow" is about, quite frankly, how to enjoy life. Mihaly has compiled ... Read full review

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