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Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (online): 2304-0394


License: CC BY-NC 4.0

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The Review of M. Csikszentmihalyi's Book “Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience” 2292

Nartova-Bochaver S.K.
Doctor of Psychology, professor, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia

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.

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

Column: Book review

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