Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Csikszentmihalyi in 2010
Born(1934-09-29)29 September 1934
Died20 October 2021(2021-10-20) (aged 87)
Known forFlow (psychology)
autotelic activities
Scientific career
Doctoral studentsKeith Sawyer
Csikszentmihalyi's name pronunciation

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (/ˈmh ˈksɛntˈmh/, Hungarian: Csíkszentmihályi Mihály, pronounced [ˈt͡ʃiːksɛntmihaːji ˈmihaːj] (audio speaker iconlisten); 29 September 1934 – 20 October 2021) was a Hungarian-American psychologist. He was known because of his work in the psychological concept of flow, a highly focused mental state.[1][2] He was the Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Management at Claremont Graduate University.

He was the head of the department of psychology at the University of Chicago and of the department of sociology and anthropology at Lake Forest College.[3]

Csikszentmihalyi died on 20 October 2021 in Claremont, California from cardiac arrest at the age of 87.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. O'Keefe, Paul A. (September 5, 2014). "Liking Work Really Matters". The New York Times. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
  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.
  4. Meghalt Csíkszentmihályi Mihály, a flow elmélet atyja Archived 2021-10-21 at the Wayback Machine (in Hungarian)