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Flow : The Psychology Of Optimal Experience
Flow The Psychology Of Optimal Experience
Author: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
The bestselling introduction to "flow"--a groundbreaking psychological theory that shows readers how to improve the quality of life. "The way to happiness lies not in mindless hedonism, but in mindful change."--New York Times Book Review
ISBN-13: 9780671894801
ISBN-10: 0671894803
Publication Date: 6/1/1994
Edition: Abridged
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Publisher: Nightingale-Conant
Book Type: Audio Cassette
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
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You have heard about how a musician loses herself in her music, how a painter becomes one with the process of painting. In work, sport, conversation or hobby, you have experienced, yourself, the suspension of time, the freedom of complete absorption in activity. This is "flow," an experience that is at once demanding and rewarding--an experience that Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi demonstrates is one of the most enjoyable and valuable experiences a person can have. The exhaustive case studies, controlled experiments and innumerable references to historical figures, philosophers and scientists through the ages prove Csikszentmihalyi's point that flow is a singularly productive and desirable state. But the implications for its application to society are what make the book revolutionary.
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