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Flow : The Psychology of Optimal Experience

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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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  • Paperback | 303 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 25.4mm | 249.47g
  • HarperPerennial
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0061339202
  • 9780061339202
  • 113

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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.
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"Flow is important....The way to happiness lies not in mindless hedonism, but in mindful challenge." New York Times Book Review
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"Flow is important....The way to happiness lies not in mindless hedonism, but in mindful challenge."--New York Times Book Review
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About Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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 include The Evolving Self and the national bestseller Flow.
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