Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

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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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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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User Review  - Brad Henderson - Goodreads

3.5 stars. The idea of flow, made popular by this book is excellent. But I personally may have been slightly disappointed because I had already heard so much about the book and the idea of flow before ... 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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