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Seminars in Psychology - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi on flow (2004)

Seminar 4 - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi on flow (2004)

Mihaly Czikszentmihalyi asks, "What makes a life worth living?" Noting that money cannot make us happy, he looks to those who find pleasure and lasting satisfaction in activities that bring about a state of "flow" - a state of heightened focus and immersion in activities such as art, play and work.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi says creativity is a central source of meaning in our lives. A leading researcher in positive psychology, he has devoted his life to studying what makes people truly happy: "When we are involved in [creativity], we feel that we are living more fully than during the rest of life."

Csikszentmihalyi teaches psychology and management at Claremont Graduate University, focusing on human strengths such as optimism, motivation and responsibility. He's the director the the Quality of Life Research Center there. He has written numerous books and papers about the search for joy and fulfillment.

Prof. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi on flow
(TEDTalks)
http://www.ted.com
Date accessed: 2009-10-04
License: Creative commons BY-NC-ND

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