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Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly

Works: 159 works in 759 publications in 10 languages and 26,207 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Longitudinal studies  Cross-cultural studies  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Commentator
Classifications: BF575.H27, 155.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Flow : the psychology of optimal experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi( Book )
56 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Creativity : flow and the psychology of discovery and invention by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi( Book )
59 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In his bestselling book Flow, Professor Csikszentmihalyi explored states of "optimal experience"--Those times when people report feelings of concentration and deep enjoyment - and showed that what makes experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called "flow." Here Professor Csikszentmihalyi builds on his flow theory, profiling individuals who have found ways to make flow a permanent feature of their lives and at the same time have contributed to society and culture. This book is not so much about the everyday "creativity" that we all experience but the kind of creativity of artists, scientists, and others that can transform our culture and the way we look at the world. By studying the creative lives of exceptional people, Professor Csikszentmihalyi shows us how we can all enhance our everyday lives. His goal is to help us better understand a way of being that is more satisfying and more fulfilling
A life worth living contributions to positive psychology by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi( )
15 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A Life Worth Living brings together the latest historical, philosophical, and empirical perspectives on what matters for personal happiness and well-being and demonstrates that subjective experience can be studied scientifically and measured accurately."--Jacket
Good work : when excellence and ethics meet by Howard Gardner( Book )
25 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Good Work is a profoundly original inquiry into the quest for meaning in a professional career. Like two classics before it, this book makes a pathbreaking contribution to social thought. It will be one of those generative books that stirs thought for many years to come
Finding flow : the psychology of engagement with everyday life by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi( Book )
19 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Though they appear simple on the surface, the lessons in Finding Flow are life-changing. By crystallizing these concepts - developed through a life's work and research at the University of Chicago - into clear guidelines, Csikszentmihalyi has crafted a profound and momentous work that provides readers with the tools they need to live richer, more vital lives
Beyond boredom and anxiety by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi( Book )
60 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Now in a special 25th anniversary edition and filled with brilliant wisdom and insights, Beyond Boredom and Anxiety offers a timeless introduction to the concept of flow and the scientific basis behind it-all through the work of one of the field's great scientists, Mihaly Csikzentmihalyi. Through real-life examples, discover how enjoyable activities provide a common experience-a satisfying, often exhilarating, feeling of creative accomplishment and heightened functioning-and under what conditions 'serious' work can also provide this intrinsic enjoyment
Experience sampling method measuring the quality of everyday life by Joel M Hektner( )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book brings together the theoretical foundations and practical applications of this indispensable methodology. Authors Joel M. Hektner, Jennifer A. Schmidt, and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi provide fascinating information for anyone interested in how people go about their daily lives
The evolving self : a psychology for the third millennium by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi( Book )
15 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the bestselling Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi introduced a radical new theory of happiness. Through years of systematic research, he discovered that what makes people truly satisfied is to be actively involved in a difficult enterprise - a task that stretches physical or mental abilities. Whether it involves climbing a mountain, reading, or solving a complicated business problem, such activities lead to flow, a rare state of consciousness that focuses the energies of those who experience it and helps lift them above everyday anxieties." "Flow concluded with a vision of transforming life into a unified flow experience, and it is both that possibility and the development of the necessary faith that underlies it that are the subject of its sequel, The Evolving Self. But where, Csikszentmihalyi asks, do we find such faith at the twilight of the second millennium, when traditional religions have lost much of their force and relevance, when the prospects of genetic engineering and atomic annihilation present us with profound moral dilemmas? The answer, he believes, is in evolution, for only by understanding our evolutionary heritage - the genetic and cultural forces that have formed us - can we overcome it and achieve "the good life" by giving purpose and order to our futures."
Good business : leadership, flow, and the making of meaning by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi( Book )
28 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reveals how business leaders, managers, and even employees can find their "flow" and contribute not only to their own happiness, but also to a just and evolving society
Being adolescent : conflict and growth in the teenage years by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi( Book )
9 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Television and the quality of life : how viewing shapes everyday experience by Robert William Kubey( Book )
18 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Employing a unique research methodology that enables people to report on their normal activities as they occur, the authors examine how people actually use and experience television -- and how television viewing both contributes to and detracts from the quality of everyday life. Studied within the natural context of everyday living, and drawing comparisons between television viewing and a variety of other daily activities and leisure pursuits, this unusual book explores whether television is a boon or a detriment to family life; how people feel and think before, during, and after television vi
Talented teenagers : the roots of success and failure by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi( Book )
20 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Hungarian and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A study of over 200 talented teenagers examining what roles family, education, and social environment play in an adolescent's motivation
Becoming adult : how teenagers prepare for the world of work by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The detailed results provide a window of society's future through which we can glimpse how adolescents are preparing themselves for the lives they will lead in the years to come."--Jacket
The meaning of things : domestic symbols and the self by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi( Book )
30 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The meaning of things is a study of the significance of material possessions in contemporary urban life, and of the ways people carve meaning out of their domestic environment. Drawing on a survey of eighty families in Chicago who were interviewed on the subject of their feelings about common household objects, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Eugene Rochberg-Halton provide a unique perspective on materialism, American culture, and the self. They begin by reviewing what social scientists and philosophers have said about the transactions between people and things. In the model of 'personhood' that the authors develop, goal-directed action and the cultivation of meaning through signs assume central importance. They then relate theoretical issues to the results of their survey. An important finding is the distinction between objects valued for action and those valued for contemplation. The authors compare families who have warm emotional attachments to their homes with those in which a common set of positive meanings is lacking, and interpret the different patterns of involvement. They then trace the cultivation of meaning in case studies of four families. Finally, the authors address what they describe as the current crisis of environmental and material exploitation, and suggest that human capacities for the creation and redirection of meaning offer the only hope for survival. A wide range of scholars - urban and family sociologists, clinical, developmental and environmental psychologists, cultural anthropologists and philosophers, and many general readers - will find this book stimulating and compelling."
The art of seeing : an interpretation of the aesthetic encounter by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi( Book )
12 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Optimal experience : psychological studies of flow in consciousness by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi( Book )
21 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Flow in sports by Susan A Jackson( Book )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The experience of flow is still one of the least understood phenomena in sport. And yet it is one of the richest, most memorable experiences an athlete will ever know. Some call it a natural "high." Others refer to it as being "in a zone." Whatever the label, flow is that elusive and desired state of consciousness that athletes, coaches, and psychologists have tried to understand, harness, and employ to their benefit ever since Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi first coined the term back in the early 1970s." "Flow in Sports both explains the phenomenon of optimal experience and identifies the key antecedents and conditions associated with its occurrence. Moreover, the authors specify several thoughts and actions that athletes and coaches can engage in to set the stage for flow to occur during training sessions and performances. Their insights are supported throughout the book with real-life examples, testimonial quotes, and research findings."--Jacket
Changing the world : a framework for the study of creativity by David Henry Feldman( Book )
5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The creative vision : a longitudinal study of problem finding in art by Jacob W Getzels( Book )
7 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Good business leadership, flow, and the making of meaning by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi( )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Good Business starts with the premise that this is an age in which business and work have replaced religion and politics as central forces in contemporary life. This audiobook reveals how business leaders, managers, and employees can find their "flow" and contriute not only to their own hapiness, but also to a just and evolving society
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Alternative Names
Csikszentmihalai, Mihaly.
Csikszentmihaly, Mihaly 1934-
Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly 1934-
Csikszentmihalyi, Mihalyi
Csikszentmihalyi, Mihalyi 1934-
チクセントミハイ, M
チクセントミハイ, ミハイ
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