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Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

July 1, 2008
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi investigates "optimal experience," revealing what makes an experience genuinely satisfying: a state of consciousness called flow. During flow, people typically experience deep enjoyment, creativity, and a total involvement with life.

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