The Psychology of Optimal Experience


Author: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Publisher: HarperCollins

Pages: 336


“Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s famous investigations of “optimal experience” have revealed that what makes an experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called flow. During flow, people typically experience deep enjoyment, creativity, and a total involvement with life. In this new edition of his groundbreaking classic work, Csikszentmihalyi demonstrates the ways this positive state can be controlled, not just left to chance. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience teaches how, by ordering the information that enters our consciousness, we can discover true happiness and greatly improve the quality of our lives.” – Publisher

Curator: Steve Wilcox
Steve Wilcox is an assistant professor in the Game Design & Development program at Wilfrid Laurier University where he researches & creates knowledge translation games. He is also the co-founder & former editor-in-chief of First Person Scholar.

One Response to "Flow"

  1. Steve Wilcox
    Steve Wilcox 7 years ago .Reply

    For a more direct application to game design check out Sean Baron s “Cognitive Flow: The Psychology of Great Game Design” http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/166972/cognitive_flow_the_psychology_of_.php

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