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Flow: The Psychology of Happiness


What really makes people glad to be alive? What are the inner experiences that make life worthwhile?

For more than two decades Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi studied those states in which people report feelings of concentration and deep enjoyment. His studies revealed that what makes experience genuinely satisfying is ‘flow’ – a state of concentration so focused that it amounts to complete absorption in an activity and results in the achievement of a perfect state of happiness. Flow has become the classic work on happiness and a major…

Flow

Pub Date : 2013-11-15 | Author : Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi | Publisher : Random House

ISBN 10 : 9781448177707
ISBN 13 : 1448177707

What really makes people glad to be alive? What are the inner experiences that make life worthwhile? For more than two decades Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi studied those states in which..

Flow

Pub Date : 1991-03-13 | Author : Mihaly Csikszent | Publisher : Harper Collins

ISBN 10 : 9780060920432
ISBN 13 : 0060920432

An introduction to "flow," a new field of behavioral science that offers life-fulfilling potential, explains its principles and shows how to introduce flow into all aspects of life..

Finding Flow

Pub Date : 1997 | Author : Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi | Publisher : Basic Books

ISBN 10 : UOM:39015041100366
ISBN 13 :

The author of Flow explains how to improve the quality of readers' lives through a series of stimulating challenges, demonstrating how the use of tasks requiring high degrees of sk..

Authentic Happiness

Pub Date : 2011-01-11 | Author : Martin Seligman | Publisher : Hachette UK

ISBN 10 : 9781857884135
ISBN 13 : 1857884132

In this important, entertaining book, one of the world's most celebrated psychologists, Martin Seligman, asserts that happiness can be learned and cultivated, and that everyone has..

The Rise Of Superman

Pub Date : 2014 | Author : Steven Kotler | Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN 10 : 9781477800836
ISBN 13 : 1477800832

Using years of research and interviews with adventure sports athletes, the New York Times best-selling author of Abundance and A Small, Fury Prayer attempts to unlock the secrets t..

Stumbling On Happiness

Pub Date : 2009-02-24 | Author : Daniel Gilbert | Publisher : Vintage Canada

ISBN 10 : 9780307371362
ISBN 13 : 0307371360

A smart and funny book by a prominent Harvard psychologist, which uses groundbreaking research and (often hilarious) anecdotes to show us why we’re so lousy at predicting what wi..

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