Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience (Paperback)

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*Holiday 2015 Recommendation*

This renowned psychologist claims he has it all figured out. People are happiest when in a state of “flow”– essentially passionate involvement in an activity. This isn’t typical pop-psych, or self-help. I can say from personal experience that reading this will actually help you be happier and more engaged day-by-day.

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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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061339202
ISBN-10: 0061339202
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: July 2008
Pages: 303
Language: English
Series: P.S.