The Review of M. Csikszentmihalyi's Book “Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience”

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Abstract

New for the Russian psychology concepts of “flow”, “optimal experience”, and foundations by M. Csikszentmihalyi are analyzed in the article. Their functions, specific features, connections with motivation, aim and other phenomena are discussed. The complex definition of the “flow” to integrate into practical psychology is proposed in article.

General Information

Keywords: flow, happiness, optimal experience, motivation, positive psychology, review, self-determination

Journal rubric: Book Review

Article type: review article

For citation: Bochaver K.A., Nartova-Bochaver S.K. The Review of M. Csikszentmihalyi's Book “Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience” [Elektronnyi resurs]. Klinicheskaia i spetsial'naia psikhologiia = Clinical Psychology and Special Education, 2012. Vol. 1, no. 1 (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

Information About the Authors

Konstantin A. Bochaver, PhD in Psychology, assistant professor at the psychology chair, head of sport psychology laboratory, Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4976-2271, e-mail: konstantin.bochaver@gmail.com

Sofya K. Nartova-Bochaver, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Head of the Laboratory for the Psychology of Salutogenic Environment, Department of Psychology, HSE University, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8061-4154, e-mail: s-nartova@yandex.ru

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