Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

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Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | June 23, 2008 | Trade Paperback

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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 calledflow. 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 Experienceteaches how, by ordering the information that enters our consciousness, we can discover true happiness and greatly improve the quality of our lives.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 pages, 8 × 5.38 × 0.82 in

Published: June 23, 2008

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061339202

ISBN - 13: 9780061339202

Found in: Health and Well Being

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Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 pages, 8 × 5.38 × 0.82 in

Published: June 23, 2008

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061339202

ISBN - 13: 9780061339202

About the Book

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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Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi''s famous investigations of "optimal experience" have revealed that what makes an experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness calledflow. 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 Experienceteaches how, by ordering the information that enters our consciousness, we can discover true happiness and greatly improve the quality of our lives.

About the Author

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 includeThe Evolving Selfand the national bestsellerFlow.

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"An intriguing look at the age-old problem of human happiness." (Library Journal)
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