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Profile - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, C.S. and J.D. Davidson Professor of Psychology and Management  
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
C.S. and D.J. Davidson Professor of Psychology and Management
Director of Quality of Life Research Center Personal Homepage


Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1965
B.A. University of Chicago, 1960
Teaching Interests and Areas of Expertise Creativity and Innovation, Managing Flow

Current Research Interests Professor Csikszentmihalyi is the director of the Quality of Life Research Center (QLRC).  The QLRC is a non-profit research institute that studies "positive psychology"; that is, human strengths such as optimism, creativity, intrinsic motivation, and responsibility.

Professional Activities Professor Csikszentmihalyi is a member of the American Academy of Education, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the National Academy of Leisure Studies.

Selected Publications

  • "Good Business:  Flow, Leadership and the Making of Meaning", New York: Viking, 2003.
  • "Good Work:  When Excellence and Ethics Meet", New York: Basic Books, 2001.
  • "Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life:, New York: Basic Books, 1997.
  • "Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention", New York: Harper Collins, 1996.
  • "The Evolving Self:  A Psychology for the Third Millenium", New York, Harper Collins, 1993.
  • "Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience", New York: Harper & Row, 1990.

Profile - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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