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Flow - (Harper Perennial Modern Classics) by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 336

Genre: Psychology

Sub-Genre: Personality

Series Title: Harper Perennial Modern Classics

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Harper Perennial

Age Range: Adult

Author: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Language: English

Street Date: July 1, 2008
TCIN: 11474284
UPC: 9780061339202
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-2915
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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Originally published: New York: Harper & Row, 1990.



Book Synopsis



Explores a happy state of mind called flow, the feeling of complete engagement in a creative or playful activity. -- Time

The bestselling classic that holds the key to unlocking meaning, creativity, peak performance, and true happiness.

Legendary 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, unlock our potential, and greatly improve the quality of our lives.



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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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"[A] passionate and eloquent defense...[of] intellectual as well as emotional commitment to pleasure, for society's sake as well as our own."--Booklist

"Explore[s] a happy state of mind called flow, the feeling of complete engagement in a creative or playful activity"--Time magazine

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

"Rethinks what motivates people."--Newsweek

An intriguing look at the age-old problem of human happiness.--Library Journal

Documents a set of scientific discoveries about human nature that actually illuminates the life experiences of all persons.--Howard Gardner, author of Frames of Mind
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