SPEAKERS

Michael F Steger  


Professor Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

One of the greatest psychologists of our time, pioneering researcher into optimal experience or 'flow' and best-selling author of Flow: The classic work on how to achieve happiness, USA

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi has contributed pioneering work to our understanding of happiness, creativity, human fulfillment and the notion of 'flow' - a state of heightened focus and immersion in activities such as art, play and work. A leading researcher in positive psychology, he has devoted his life to studying what makes people truly happy: "When we are involved in [creativity], we feel that we are living more fully than during the rest of life". He is the architect of the notion of 'flow' - the creative moment when a person is completely involved in an activity for its own sake.

Csikszentmihalyi is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology in the Division of Behavioural and Organisational Sciences at Claremont Graduate University, and is co-director of the Quality of Life Research Center. His work focuses on human strengths such as optimism, motivation and responsibility. In addition to the hugely influential Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, Csikszentmihalyi has written numerous books and papers on optimal development, creativity, and well-being.

 

// Appearances coming up

14:00-17:00 | POST-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP
WORKSHOP 1: FLOW: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF HAPPINESS
- Saturday 24 June 2017

8:35 | FLOW: HOW TO BE TOTALLY IN THE 'NOW'
- Day 2 Friday 23rd June 2017

8:55 | IN CONVERSATION WITH MIHALY CSIKSZENTMIHALYI & MATTHIEU RICARD
- Day 2 Friday 23rd June 2017


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