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Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

byMihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Paperback | July 1, 2008

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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.

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.
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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ISBN - 10:0061339202

ISBN - 13:9780061339202

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