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Beyond Boredom and Anxiety : Experiencing Flow in Work and Play - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Beyond Boredom and Anxiety

Experiencing Flow in Work and Play

Hardcover Published: 28th March 2000
ISBN: 9780787951405
Number Of Pages: 272

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Now in a special 25th anniversary edition and filled with brilliant wisdom and insights, Beyond Boredom and Anxiety offers a timeless introduction to the concept of flow and the scientific basis behind it-all through the work of one of the field's great scientists, Mihaly Csikzentmihalyi. Through real-life examples, discover how enjoyable activities provide a common experience-a satisfying, often exhilarating, feeling of creative accomplishment and heightened functioning-and under what conditions 'serious' work can also provide this intrinsic enjoyment.

Industry Reviews

"A stimulating and revolutionary book." --Journal of IndividualPsychology

"Beyond Boredom and Anxiety constitutes a major contribution to andcritique of the sociology of work." --Sociology

"A very exciting book about the phenomenology of intrinsicallymotivated behavior. Csikszentmihalyi has done a service bydirecting attention to the importance of intrinsic motivation andits relationship to enjoyment and alienation." --ContemporaryPsychology

Preface to the 25th Anniversary Edition.

Acknowledgements to the First Edition.

Enjoyment and Intrinsic Motivation.

Rewards of Autotelic Activities.

Structure of Autotelic Activities.

A Theoretical Model for Enjoyment.

Enjoying Games: Chess.

Deep Play and the Flow Experience in Rock Climbing.

Measuring the Flow Experience in Rock Dancing.

Enjoying Work: Surgery.

Flow Patterns in Everyday Life.

Effects of Flow Deprivation.

Politics of Enjoyment.

Tests and Procedures Used in Microflow.

Experiments.

References.

Index.

ISBN: 9780787951405
ISBN-10: 0787951404
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 28th March 2000
Publisher: JOSSEY BASS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 16.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1

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