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.
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.
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.
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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