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Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Originally published: New York: Harper & Row, 1990.

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Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publish Date: 07/01/2008
Pages: 303
ISBN-13: 9780061339202
ISBN-10: 0061339202
Language: English

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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

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