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Beyond Boredom and Anxiety: Experiencing Flow in Work and Play

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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 experi ...more
Hardcover, 25th Anniversary Edition, 272 pages
Published March 28th 2000 by Jossey-Bass (first published September 1st 1975)
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Ken
Nov 01, 2015 rated it it was ok
I've read and heard quite a bit about flow theory and was excited to read this book, but I found it pretty dry. I had assumed it was aimed at a larger audience, however, after reading it, it appears to be geared more toward academics and researchers.
I have to question some of the conclusions and methodology as well. for example, the section on microflow reports research with a sample size of 20 college students providing self - reports. Surely more rigerous research is required to draw any mean
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Jennifer Wren
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Fantastic observations that are far outside of solely economic models of motivation. This research has made me aware of something that was there all along but unacknowledged by academic theory and popular thought. I haven't read his other books but I found this very accessible even when getting down to the data so see no problem in reading this as an introduction to his more widely known books.
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It is an application of the Flow Theory. If you dont know it, i recommend you read others first. ...more
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