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Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience (Harper Perennial Modern Classics) (Paperback)

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THE BESTSELLING CLASSIC ON 'FLOW' – THE KEY TO UNLOCKING MEANING, CREATIVITY, PEAK PERFORMANCE, AND TRUE HAPPINESS

Legendary 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 ("the leading researcher into ‘flow states’" —Newsweek) 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, unlock our potential, and greatly improve the quality of our lives.

"Explores a happy state of mind called flow, the feeling of complete engagement in a creative or playful activity." Time

About the Author


Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is a professor at Claremont Graduate University and former chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago. His previous books include The Evolving Self and the national bestseller Flow.

Praise For…


“Flow is important....The way to happiness lies not in mindless hedonism, but in mindful challenge.”
— New York Times Book Review

“Rethinks what motivates people.”
— Newsweek

“Explore[s] a happy state of mind called flow, the feeling of complete engagement in a creative or playful activity”
— Time magazine


Product Details
ISBN: 9780061339202
ISBN-10: 0061339202
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Publication Date: July 1st, 2008
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: Harper Perennial Modern Classics