Individual Author Record
Name: Milhaly CsikszentmihalyiPen Name: None Genre: Born: September 29, 1934 in Fiume, Italy (Now Croatia) Sites:
Illinois ConnectionProfessor Csikszentmihalyi is the former head of the department of psychology at the University of Chicago and of the department of sociology and anthropology at Lake Forest College.
Biographical and Professional InformationProfessor Csikszentmihalyi is the director of the Quality of Life Research Center (QLRC) at Claremont Graduate University in California.. The QLRC is a non-profit research institute that studies "positive psychology"; that is, human strengths such as optimism, creativity, intrinsic motivation, and responsibility.
- Flow-The Psychology of Optimal Experience, Harper and Row, 1990
- Talented Teenagers, Cambridge University Press, 1993
- The Evolving Self, Harper Collins, 1993
Titles At Your Library
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
ISBN: 0060920432 Harper Perennial. 1991 For more than two decades the author has been studying states of "optimal experience" -- those times when people report feelings of concentration and deep enjoyment. These investigations have revealed that what makes experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called flow -- a state of concentration so focused that it amounts to absolute absorption in an activity.
Talented Teenagers: The Roots of Success and Failure (Cambridge Studies in Social & Emotional Development)
ISBN: 0521574633 Cambridge University Press. 1996 Talented Teenagers is a fascinating and absorbing examination of what makes adolescents tick: what roles personality traits, family interactions, education, and the social environment play in a young person's motivation to develop his or her talent. Vivid descriptions in the students' own words bring the material to life. Parents, teachers, psychologists, and counselors will find in these pages concrete information abou the conditions that foster the cultivation of mental abilities in adolescence, for both the gifted and the average student.
The Evolving Self: A Psychology for the Third Millennium
ISBN: 0060921927 Harper Perennial. 1994
The author of the bestselling Flow (more than 125,000 copies sold) offers an intelligent, inspiring guide to life in the future.