Book Reviews of Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
Flow The Psychology of Optimal Experience
Author: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
ISBN-13: 9780060920432
ISBN-10: 0060920432
Publication Date: 3/13/1990
Pages: 240
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 20 ratings
Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
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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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Interesting and thought provoking.
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Good, basic information for anyone who wants to improve self awareness.
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The theory of optimal experience and how to replicate it in different areas of your life.