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 ExperienceUser Review - Dane Bell - Goodreads
Same review as before. Strong central concepts, but there's a huge amount of fluff not related to the premise of the book. Needed a stronger editor and lots more details of specific findings. Read full review
Review: Flow: The Psychology of Optimal ExperienceUser Review - Akiva - Goodreads
If Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is what we need to perfect life, Csikszentmihalyi's Flow is how to be happy while climbing that ladder. Basic theory is when we have complex goals and the skills to meet ... Read full review