Optimal Experience: Psychological Studies of Flow in Consciousness

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Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Isabella Selega Csikszentmihalyi
Cambridge University Press, Jul 31, 1992 - Psychology
What constitutes enjoyment of life? Optimal Experience offers a comprehensive survey of theoretical and empirical investigations of the 'flow' experience, a desirable or optimal state of consciousness that enhances a person's psychic state. The authors show the diverse contexts and circumstances in which flow is reported in different cultures, and describe its positive emotional impacts. They reflect on ways in which the ability to experience flow affects work satisfaction, academic success, and the overall quality of life
 

Contents

Varieties of the flow experience
83
Flow as a way of life
181
The measurement of flow in everyday life
249
References
384
Name index
403
Subject index
409
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