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Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly (1934-)
Karla A. Henderson
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi has spent his career researching creativity, happiness, subjective well-being, and fun. He is currently the C. S. and D. J. Davidson Professor of Psychology and Management at Claremont Graduate University in California. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago in 1965. Csikszentmihalyi (pronounced “chick-SENT-me high”) was born in Hungary in wartime Europe. His theories about “flow” and the psychology of optimal experience have transformed psychology as well as other fields, such as business management and leisure sciences. Csikszentmihalyi's most important books include Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, Creativity, Finding Flow , and Good Business: Leadership, Flow and the ...