Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Csikszentmihalyi in 2010
Born (1934-09-29) 29 September 1934 (age 86)
Known forFlow (psychology)
autotelic activities
Scientific career
Doctoral studentsKeith Sawyer
Csikszentmihalyi's name pronunciation

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (/ˈmh ˈksɛntˈmh/, Hungarian: Csíkszentmihályi Mihály, pronounced [ˈt͡ʃiːksɛntmihaːji ˈmihaːj] (About this soundlisten); born 29 September 1934) is a Hungarian psychologist. He is a known because of his work in the psychological concept of flow, a highly focused mental state.[1][2] 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.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. O'Keefe, Paul A. (September 5, 2014). "Liking Work Really Matters". The New York Times. Retrieved 30 October 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly (1990). Flow : the psychology of optimal experience (1st ed.). New York: Harper & Row. ISBN 9780060162535.
  3. "Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - Claremont Graduate University". www.cgu.edu. Retrieved 2017-03-02.