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Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly

Works: 276 works in 1,223 publications in 11 languages and 29,334 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Longitudinal studies  Cross-cultural studies  Abstracts  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Commentator, Other
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Flow : the psychology of optimal experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi( Book )

59 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 3,301 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 )

43 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 2,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is about what makes life worth living. The creative excitement of the artist at her easel or the scientist in the lab comes as close to the ideal fulfillment as we all hope to, and so rarely do. Professor Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi interviewed more than ninety of possibly the most interesting people in the world - people like actor Ed Asner, authors Robertson Davies and Nadine Gordimer, scientists Jonas Salk and Linus Pauling, and Senator Eugene McCarthy - who have changed the way people in their fields think and work to find out how creativity has been a force in their lives
A life worth living : contributions to positive psychology by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi( )

17 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,944 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
Finding flow : the psychology of engagement with everyday life by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi( Book )

31 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though they appear simple on the surface, the lessons in Finding Flow are life-changing. By crystallizing these concepts - developed through a life's work and research at the University of Chicago - into clear guidelines, Csikszentmihalyi has crafted a profound and momentous work that provides readers with the tools they need to live richer, more vital lives
Good work : when excellence and ethics meet by Howard Gardner( Book )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and Korean and held by 1,337 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 )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in English and held by 1,216 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
Experience sampling method : measuring the quality of everyday life by Joel M Hektner( )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,140 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
Beyond boredom and anxiety by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi( Book )

48 editions published between 1975 and 2000 in English and Japanese and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 business : leadership, flow, and the making of meaning by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi( Book )

35 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,074 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 1,072 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 )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 965 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 viewing; what causes television habits to develop; and what causes heavy viewing -- and what heavy viewing causes -- in the short and long term
Talented teenagers : the roots of success and failure by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi( Book )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 902 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
The meaning of things : domestic symbols and the self by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi( Book )

35 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 863 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."
Becoming adult : how teenagers prepare for the world of work by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 814 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 art of seeing : an interpretation of the aesthetic encounter by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 780 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 )

28 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Descripción del editor: "Product Description: What constitutes enjoyment of life? Optimal Experience: Psychological Studies of Flow in Consciousness 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. "Flow" can be said to occur when people are able to meet the challenges of their environment with appropriate skills, and accordingly feel a sense of well-being, a sense of mastery, and a heightened sense of self-esteem. The authors show the diverse contexts and circumstances in which flow is reported in different cultures (e.g. Japan, Korea, Australia, Italy), and describe its positive emotional impacts. They reflect on the concept of flow vis-à-vis modern social structures, historical phenomena, and evolutionary biocultural selection. The ways in which the ability to experience flow affects work satisfaction, academic success, and the overall quality of life are suggested; and the childrearing practices that result in the ability to derive enjoyment from life, considered."
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 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flow in sports by Susan A Jackson( Book )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 518 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
Flow and the foundations of positive psychology : the collected works of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi( )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of collected works of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi covers about 30 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
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Flow : the psychology of optimal experience
Creativity : flow and the psychology of discovery and inventionA life worth living : contributions to positive psychologyFinding flow : the psychology of engagement with everyday lifeGood work : when excellence and ethics meetThe evolving self : a psychology for the third millenniumExperience sampling method : measuring the quality of everyday lifeBeyond boredom and anxietyGood business : leadership, flow, and the making of meaning
Alternative Names
Čiksentmihajis Mihajis

Csikszentmihalai, Mihaly.

Csikszentmihaly, Mihaly

Csikszentmihaly, Mihaly 1934-


Csikszentmihalyi M.

Csíkszentmihályi, Mihály

Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly 1934-

Csikszentmihalyi, Mihalyi

Csikszentmihalyi, Mihalyi 1934-

Mihājs Čīksentmihāji

Mihály Csíkszentmihályi

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Amerikaans psycholoog

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Hungarian American psychologist

Mihály Csíkszentmihályi psicologo ungherese

Mihály Csíkszentmihályi US-amerikanischer Psychologe

Μιχάι Τσίκζεντμιχαϊ

Михай Чиксентмихаї

Михай Чиксентмихаї американський психолог угорського походження

Чиксентмихайи, Михай

מיהאי צ'יקסנטמיהאיי פסיכולוג הונגרי-אמריקאי

מיהי צ'יקסנטמהיי

میهای چیکسنتمیهایی

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칙센트미하이, 미하이

칙센트미하이, 미하이 1934-

チクセントミハイ, M.

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