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Optimal Experience: Psychological Studies of Flow in Consciousness
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Publication date August 26, 1988
Pages 432
Binding Hardcover
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780521342889
ISBN-10 0521342880
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $54.95
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: 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.

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