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Flow

The Psychology of Happiness

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi author

Format:Paperback

Publisher:Ebury Publishing

Published:1st Aug '02

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This classic popular psychology title explains how, by altering our perspective, we can find happiness, dispel disharmony and enter a state of perfect equilibrium - a state of 'flow'

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.

What really makes us feel glad to be alive? This classic work of psychology from world-renowned psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is your essential guide to unlocking a happier, more fulfilling state of being.

'[He] has done more than anyone else to study this state of effortless attending' ? Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking, Fast and Slow
'Mr Csikszentmihalyi illuminates the accuracy of what philosophers have been saying for centuries: that the way to happiness lies not in mindless hedonism but in mindful challenge' ? The New York Times

'Elegantly written ... it is more relevant than ever' The Times
'Enlightening, thought-provoking, relevant' -- ***** Reader review
'I actually struggled to put it down' -- ***** Reader review
'It will definitely help me structure and control my mind better' -- ***** Reader review
'If you are searching to add meaning to your life, or to gain more enjoyment from the life that you have, reading this book is a must' -- ***** Reader review

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Control of consciousness determines the quality of life

Combining over 40 years of ground-breaking research with practical advice, world-renowned psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi reveals the key to optimal experience: flow.

Arguing that the human brain is most happy when engaged in the meaningful pursuit of a goal - anything from sport to learning a language, from enjoyable work to practising music - he demonstrates that the need to concentrate and lose yourself in the moment is the key to finding inner peace, happiness and order in the midst of our chaotic lives.

[He] has done more than anyone else to study this state of effortless attending * Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking, Fast and Slow *
Elegantly written...it is more relevant than ever * The Times *
Mr Csikszentmihalyi illuminates the accuracy of what philosophers have been saying for centuries: that the way to happiness lies not in mindless hedonism but in mindful challenge * The New York Times *
[He] has done more than anyone else to study this state of effortless attending * Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking, Fast and Slow *

ISBN: 9780712657594

Dimensions: 214mm x 134mm x 28mm

Weight: 320g

320 pages