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Flow
by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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His studies revealed that what makes experience genuinely satisfying is 'flow' - a state of concentration so focused that it amounts to complete absorption in an activity and results in the achievement of a perfect state of happiness.
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Flow: The Psychology of Happiness by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

What really makes people glad to be alive? What are the inner experiences that make life worthwhile?

For more than two decades Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi studied those states in which people report feelings of concentration and deep enjoyment. His studies revealed that what makes experience genuinely satisfying is 'flow' - a state of concentration so focused that it amounts to complete absorption in an activity and results in the achievement of a perfect state of happiness. Flow has become the classic work on happiness and a major contribution to contemporary psychology. It examines such timeless issues as the challenge of lifelong learning; family relationships; art, sport and sex as 'flow'; the pain of loneliness; optimal use of free time; and how to make our lives meaningful.

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Flow Reviews


[He] has done more than anyone else to study this state of effortless attending * Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking, Fast and Slow *
Elegantly written...it is more relevant than ever * The Times *
Mr Csikszentmihalyi illuminates the accuracy of what philosophers have been saying for centuries: that the way to happiness lies not in mindless hedonism but in mindful challenge * The New York Times *
[He] has done more than anyone else to study this state of effortless attending * Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking, Fast and Slow *

About Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi


Mihaly Csikszentimihalyi lives in California, where he holds a post at the Peter Drucker Graduate School of Management, Claremont Graduate University

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GOR001400150
Flow: The Psychology of Happiness by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Ebury Publishing
2002-08-01
320
0712657592
9780712657594
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