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Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly

Works: 219 works in 999 publications in 10 languages and 28,754 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Longitudinal studies  Cross-cultural studies  Abstracts  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Commentator
Classifications: BF575.H27, 155.2
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Flow : the psychology of optimal experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi( Book )

49 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 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 and greatly improve the quality of our lives
Creativity : flow and the psychology of discovery and invention by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi( Book )

83 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his bestselling book Flow, Professor Csikszentmihalyi explored states of "optimal experience"--Those times when people report feelings of concentration and deep enjoyment - and showed that what makes experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called "flow." Here Professor Csikszentmihalyi builds on his flow theory, profiling individuals who have found ways to make flow a permanent feature of their lives and at the same time have contributed to society and culture. This book is not so much about the everyday "creativity" that we all experience but the kind of creativity of artists, scientists, and others that can transform our culture and the way we look at the world. By studying the creative lives of exceptional people, Professor Csikszentmihalyi shows us how we can all enhance our everyday lives. His goal is to help us better understand a way of being that is more satisfying and more fulfilling
Finding flow : the psychology of engagement with everyday life by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi( Book )

25 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. As a result of this inattention, we find ourselves constantly bouncing between two extremes: during much of the day we live inundated by the anxiety and pressures of our work and obligations, and during our leisure moments, we tend to live in passive boredom. Part psychological study and part self-help book, Finding Flow is a prescriptive guide that helps us reclaim ownership of our lives. The key, according to Csikszentmihalyi, is to challenge ourselves with tasks that require a high degree of skill and commitment. Instead of watching television, play the piano; transform a routine task with a different approach. In short, learn the joy of complete engagement
Beyond boredom and anxiety by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi( Book )

67 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now in a special 25th anniversary edition and filled with brilliant wisdom and insights, Beyond Boredom and Anxiety offers a timeless introduction to the concept of flow and the scientific basis behind it-all through the work of one of the field's great scientists, Mihaly Csikzentmihalyi. Through real-life examples, discover how enjoyable activities provide a common experience-a satisfying, often exhilarating, feeling of creative accomplishment and heightened functioning-and under what conditions 'serious' work can also provide this intrinsic enjoyment
Good work : when excellence and ethics meet by Howard Gardner( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Good Work is a profoundly original inquiry into the quest for meaning in a professional career. Like two classics before it, this book makes a pathbreaking contribution to social thought. It will be one of those generative books that stirs thought for many years to come
The evolving self : a psychology for the third millennium by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The key to this process is learning to develop complexity in our consciousness - to acquire many interests, abilities, and goals and to use them in such a way that they harmonize with and enhance one another. It is flow experiences, in fact, that are the source of complexity, not only for individuals, but ideally for society as a whole, for flow has provided the energy and direction for some of our most significant historical advances, from religious systems to technology. Ideally, flow can even guide us to transcendence, in which we not only live by the enriching principles of an evolutionary faith, but also learn to foster the potential inherent in the cosmos." "The Evolving Self is, like its predecessor, Flow, a book as profound as it is practical, a genuinely inspiring and provocative challenge to its readers to reconsider their role in creating not only themselves, but also the future of the species."--Jacket
Good business : leadership, flow, and the making of meaning by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi( Book )

28 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals how business leaders, managers, and even employees can find their "flow" and contribute not only to their own happiness, but also to a just and evolving society
Being adolescent : conflict and growth in the teenage years by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of what is is to be a teenager in our modern world
Television and the quality of life : how viewing shapes everyday experience by Robert William Kubey( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Employing a unique research methodology that enables people to report on their normal activities as they occur, the authors examine how people actually use and experience television -- and how television viewing both contributes to and detracts from the quality of everyday life. Studied within the natural context of everyday living, and drawing comparisons between television viewing and a variety of other daily activities and leisure pursuits, this unusual book explores whether television is a boon or a detriment to family life; how people feel and think before, during, and after television vi
Talented teenagers : the roots of success and failure by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi( Book )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of over 200 talented teenagers examining what roles family, education, and social environment play in an adolescent's motivation
Becoming adult : how teenagers prepare for the world of work by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The detailed results provide a window of society's future through which we can glimpse how adolescents are preparing themselves for the lives they will lead in the years to come."--Jacket
The meaning of things : domestic symbols and the self by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi( Book )

32 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The meaning of things is a study of the significance of material possessions in contemporary urban life, and of the ways people carve meaning out of their domestic environment. Drawing on a survey of eighty families in Chicago who were interviewed on the subject of their feelings about common household objects, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Eugene Rochberg-Halton provide a unique perspective on materialism, American culture, and the self. They begin by reviewing what social scientists and philosophers have said about the transactions between people and things. In the model of 'personhood' that the authors develop, goal-directed action and the cultivation of meaning through signs assume central importance. They then relate theoretical issues to the results of their survey. An important finding is the distinction between objects valued for action and those valued for contemplation. The authors compare families who have warm emotional attachments to their homes with those in which a common set of positive meanings is lacking, and interpret the different patterns of involvement. They then trace the cultivation of meaning in case studies of four families. Finally, the authors address what they describe as the current crisis of environmental and material exploitation, and suggest that human capacities for the creation and redirection of meaning offer the only hope for survival. A wide range of scholars - urban and family sociologists, clinical, developmental and environmental psychologists, cultural anthropologists and philosophers, and many general readers - will find this book stimulating and compelling."
The art of seeing : an interpretation of the aesthetic encounter by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study attempts to gain information concerning the receptive, as opposed to the creative, aesthetic experience by talking to museum professionals who spend their working lives identifying, appraising, and explicating works of art. The study is based on an underlying assumption that rules and practices for looking at art exist and must be mastered if success is to ensue. The anthropological research approach uses semi-structured interviews and subjects the responses to systematic analysis. Major conclusions emphasize the unity and diversity of the aesthetic experience. The structure of the aesthetic experience is found to be an intense involvement of attention in response to a visual stimulus, for no other reason than to sustain the interaction. The experiential consequences of such a deep and autotelic involvement are an intense enjoyment characterized by feelings of personal wholeness, a sense of discovery, and a sense of human connectedness. The aesthetic content requires two sets of preconditions that make the experience possible: the challenges contained in the object and the skills of the viewer. While the structure of the aesthetic experience is rated similar in terms by all the respondents, the challenges, or content stimuli that triggers the experience vary considerably. These challenges of art are the formal structure of the work, its emotional impact, the intellectual references it carries, and the opportunities it creates for a dialogue among the artist, his time, and the viewer. Without this content challenge there would be nothing to arrest the viewer, and consequently no experience. Level of skill is critical. Challenges and skill must be nearly in balance for the attention to become focused. A complex work of art will engage only a person who has developed complex visual skills. The book is divided into six chapters and concludes with appendices. "Interview Questions for Museum Professionals" and "Aesthetic Experience Questionnaire Form." Contains approximately 100 references. (Mm)
Optimal experience : psychological studies of flow in consciousness( Book )

25 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What constitutes enjoyment of life? Optimal Experience offers a comprehensive survey of theoretical and empirical investigations of the 'flow' experience, a desirable or optimal state of consciousness that enhances a person's psychic state. The authors show the diverse contexts and circumstances in which flow is reported in different cultures, and describe its positive emotional impacts. They reflect on ways in which the ability to experience flow affects work satisfaction, academic success, and the overall quality of life
A life worth living : contributions to positive psychology by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi( Book )

15 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Life Worth Living brings together the latest historical, philosophical, and empirical perspectives on what matters for personal happiness and well-being and demonstrates that subjective experience can be studied scientifically and measured accurately."--Jacket
Changing the world : a framework for the study of creativity by David Henry Feldman( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The creative vision : a longitudinal study of problem finding in art by Jacob W Getzels( Book )

9 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flow in sports by Susan A Jackson( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The experience of flow is still one of the least understood phenomena in sport. And yet it is one of the richest, most memorable experiences an athlete will ever know. Some call it a natural "high." Others refer to it as being "in a zone." Whatever the label, flow is that elusive and desired state of consciousness that athletes, coaches, and psychologists have tried to understand, harness, and employ to their benefit ever since Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi first coined the term back in the early 1970s." "Flow in Sports both explains the phenomenon of optimal experience and identifies the key antecedents and conditions associated with its occurrence. Moreover, the authors specify several thoughts and actions that athletes and coaches can engage in to set the stage for flow to occur during training sessions and performances. Their insights are supported throughout the book with real-life examples, testimonial quotes, and research findings."--Jacket
Experience sampling method : measuring the quality of everyday life by Joel M Hektner( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume addresses the contribution to research methods and, specifically, phenomenology, known as the Experience Sampling Method (ESM). ESM is a research procedure for studying what people do, feel, and think during their everyday lives. It consists of asking individuals to provide systematic self-reports at random occasions during the waking hours of their lives. Experience Sampling Method: Measuring Everyday Life is intended as a step-by-step guide for social and behavioral scientists who are interested in doing research about the experience and quality of people's everyday lives. Part I describes methods and procedures that have been used effectively for studying human experience; Part II provides the psychometric information necessary to evaluate the reliability and validity of the measurements; and Part III presents a sampler of findings as an indication of the kind of questions that such studies can answer. It gives a complete overview of the foundations for ESM, provides a step-by-step guide for researchers designing and implementing an ESM study, offers useful tips to consider before implementing a study, and lists specific uses for ESM in research, including coverage of gender, family life, work, cross-cultural differences, education, and clinical applications
Flow and the foundations of positive psychology : the collected works of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi( Book )

14 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second volume in the collected works of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi covers about thirty years of Csikszentmihalyi's work on three main and interconnected areas of study: attention, flow and positive psychology. Describing attention as psychic energy, and in the footsteps of William James, Csikszentmihalyi explores the allocation of attention, the when and where and the amount of attention humans pay to tasks and the role of attention in creating 'experiences', or ordered patterns of information. Taking into account information processing theories and attempts at quantifying people's investment, the chapters deal with such topics as time budgets, and the development and use of the Experience Sampling Method of collecting data on attention in everyday life. Following the chapters on attention, and reflecting Csikszentmihalyi's branching out into sociology and anthropology, there are chapters on the topic of adult play and leisure, and connected to that, on flow, a concept formulated and developed by Csikszentmihalyi. Flow has become a popular concept in business and management around the world, and research on the concept continues to flourish. Finally, this volume contains articles that stem from Csikszentmihalyi's connection with Martin Seligman; they deal with concepts and theories, as well as with the development and short history, of the field and the 'movement' of positive psychology
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Flow : the psychology of optimal experience
Alternative Names
Csikszentmihalai, Mihaly.

Csikszentmihaly, Mihaly

Csikszentmihaly, Mihaly 1934-


Csíkszentmihályi Mihály

Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly 1934-

Csikszentmihalyi, Mihalyi

Csikszentmihalyi, Mihalyi 1934-

Mihājs Čīksentmihāji

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Amerikaans psycholoog

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi psicologo ungherese

Mihály Csíkszentmihályi US-amerikanischer Psychologe

Μιχάι Τσίκζεντμιχαϊ

Михай Чиксентмихаї

Чиксентмихайи, Михай

מיהי צ'יקסנטמהיי

میهای چیکسنتمیهایی

미하이 칙센트미하이

칙센트미하이, 미하이

チクセントミハイ, M.

チクセントミハイ, ミハイ


Creativity : flow and the psychology of discovery and inventionFinding flow : the psychology of engagement with everyday lifeBeyond boredom and anxietyGood work : when excellence and ethics meetThe evolving self : a psychology for the third millenniumGood business : leadership, flow, and the making of meaningBeing adolescent : conflict and growth in the teenage yearsTelevision and the quality of life : how viewing shapes everyday experience