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Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience (original 1990; edition 1991)

by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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Title:Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
Authors:Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Info:Harper Perennial (1991), Paperback, 320 pages
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Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (1990)


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A rather utilitarian approach to Mindfulness, but useful, all the same. ( )
  maryhollis | Feb 20, 2017 |
Csikszentmihalyi argues, based on thousands of psychological studies, that the one thing that links all people who consider themselves happy and consider their lives fulfilling is the state of flow: that state where you're working hard on something that is challenging, and you're totally absorbed in it and don't notice the passage of time, and at the end you feel really good for what you have accomplished. The book kind of promises to explain how to achieve this state on purpose, but naturally you aren't going to suddenly unlock the keys to happiness by reading this. ( )
  Gwendydd | Dec 18, 2016 |
Pop behavioralism. ( )
  DromJohn | Oct 4, 2016 |
Finished June 29, 2016. By turns insightful genius, and obvious.
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You have heard about how a musician loses herself in her music, how a painter becomes one with the process of painting. In work, sport, conversation or hobby, you have experienced, yourself, the suspension of time, the freedom of complete absorption in activity. This is "flow," an experience that is at once demanding and rewarding--an experience that Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi demonstrates is one of the most enjoyable and valuable experiences a person can have. The exhaustive case studies, controlled experiments and innumerable references to historical figures, philosophers and scientists through the ages prove Csikszentmihalyi's point that flow is a singularly productive and desirable state. But the implications for its application to society are what make the book revolutionary.

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An introduction to "flow," a new field of behavioral science that offers life-fulfilling potential, explains its principles and shows how to introduce flow into all aspects of life, avoiding the interferences of disharmony.

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