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Mihály Csíkszentmihályi



Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, PhD, (1934–2021) was a Hungarian American psychologist who created the concept of “flow,” a highly focused mental state conducive to productivity. He is noted for his work in the study of happiness and creativity and for his years of research and writing on the topic of flow.

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The 4 Fs of Flow - FLOW by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - Core Message

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Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

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.

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Finding Flow

Here, the man who literally wrote the book on flow presents his most lucid account yet of how to experience this blissful state.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageTo overcome the anxieties and depressions of contemporary life, individuals must become independent of the social environment to the degree that they no longer respond exclusively in terms of its rewards and punishments. To achieve such autonomy, a person has to learn to provide rewards to herself.

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Mihály Csíkszentmihályi: Flow, Creativity & the Evolving Self - Thinking Allowed DVD W/ Mishlove

In Part 1 of this three-part program, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi discusses the results of over thirty years researching the lives of highly creative individuals.

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Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life

Based on a far-reaching study of thousands of individuals, finding flow contends that we often walk through our days unaware and out of touch with our emotional lives.

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Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention

This book is about capturing those moments that make life worth living. Legendary psychologist Mihály Csíkszentmihályi reveals what leads to these moments—be it the excitement of the artist at the easel or the scientist in the lab—so that this knowledge can be used to enrich people’s lives.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageControl of consciousness determines the quality of life.

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Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Flow, the Secret to Happiness

Mihaly Czikszentmihalyi asks, "What makes a life worth living?" Noting that money cannot make us happy, he looks to those who find pleasure and lasting satisfaction in activities that bring about a state of "flow."

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Good Work: When Excellence and Ethics Meet

What does it mean to carry out “good work”? What strategies allow people to maintain moral and ethical standards at a time when market forces have unprecedented power and work life is being radically altered by technological innovation? These questions lie at the heart of this eagerly awaited...

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