Flow

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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
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Beautiful read and a page turner. - Goodreads
A very well researched and well written book on flow. - Goodreads
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No Psycho babble, lot of research.. - Goodreads

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Reading this book added an extra dimension to how to approach life and find purpose in life. No Psycho babble, lot of research.. You learn how people consciously and unconsciously make life enjoyable ... Read full review

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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

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Contents

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About the Publisher
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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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