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Flow : the psychology of optimal experience

Author: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Publisher: New York ; London : Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Ratgeber
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
ISBN: 9780061876721 0061876720
OCLC Number: 1132329832
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Happiness revisited : The roots of discontent ; The shields of culture ; Reclaiming experience ; Paths of liberation --
The anatomy of consciousness : The limits of consciousness ; Attention as psychic energy ; Enter the self ; Disorder in consciousness: psychic entropy ; Order in consciousness: flow ; Complexity and the growth of the self --
Enjoyment and the quality of life : Pleasure and enjoyment ; The elements of enjoyment ; The autotelic experience --
The conditions of flow : Flow activities ; Flow and culture ; The autotelic personality ; The people of flow --
The body in flow : Higher, faster, stronger ; The joys of movement ; Sex as flow ; The ultimate control: yoga and the martial arts ; Flow through the senses: the joys of seeing ; The flow of music ; The joys of tasting --
The flow of thought : The mother of science ; The rules of the games of the mind ; The play of words ; Befriending Clio ; The delights of science ; Loving wisdom ; Amateurs and professionals ; The challenge of lifelong learning --
Work as flow : Autotelic workers ; Autotelic jobs ; The paradox of work ; The waste of free time --
Enjoying solitude and other people : The conflict between being alone and being with others ; The pain of loneliness ; Taming solitude ; Flow and the family ; Enjoying friends ; The wider community --
Cheating chaos : Tragedies transformed ; Coping with stress ; The power of dissipative structures ; The autotelic self: a summary --
The making of meaning : What meaning means ; Cultivating purpose ; Forging resolve ; Recovering harmony ; The unification of meaning in life themes.
Responsibility: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.

Abstract:

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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