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Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

byMihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Paperback | July 1, 2008

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THE BESTSELLING CLASSIC ON CONCEPT OF 'FLOW' – THE KEY TO UNLOCKING MEANING, CREATIVITY, AND TRUE HAPPINESS

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 ("the leading researcher into ‘flow states’" —Newsweek) 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.

"Explores a happy state of mind called flow, the feeling of complete engagement in a creative or playful activity." Time

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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Title:Flow: The Psychology of Optimal ExperienceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.76 inPublished:July 1, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it This was recommended by Doctor Mike on Youtube - I'm glad I bought it. Rundown of the steps to happiness and being cognizant.
Date published: 2018-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Classic Great book, based on a long research, on evry aspect of life on human being needs to be happy.
Date published: 2017-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Science of Happiness This book is incredibly well researched science that illustrates the ultimate feeling for human beings: Flow. You know that feeling when you become engulfed by a project and before you know it it's dark outside or you forgot to eat? That's Flow. You see problems before they appear and are already putting a solution in place? That's Flow. The author looks across cultures and examines a universal truth and mindset that humans experience I would definitely re-read this book if you are interested in finding more in this life.
Date published: 2016-12-06

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“Explore[s] a happy state of mind called flow, the feeling of complete engagement in a creative or playful activity”