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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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Review: Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

User Review  - Martin Firrell - Goodreads

Some really good ideas I felt but lost in a lot of detail - you need to be committed to getting through it... Read full review

Review: Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

User Review  - Andreea Sociu - Goodreads

A wonderful book with much food for thought. Makes you understand many things and makes you want to step back a bit, relax and take it again differently, urges you to improve and to pay more attention to important things. Read full review

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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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