Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (1935)


Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi(Hungarian: Mihály,pronounced , born 29 September 1934) is a Hungarian psychologist. He created the psychological concept of flow, a highly focused mental state. He is the Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Management at Claremont Graduate University. He 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.


Csikszentmihalyi is noted for his work in the study ofhappiness and creativity, but is best known as the architect of the notion of flow and for his years of research and writing on the topic. He is the author of many books and over 120 articles or book chapters.Martin Seligman, former president of the American Psychological Association

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