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The Resource Creativity : flow and the psychology of discovery and invention, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Creativity : flow and the psychology of discovery and invention, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Label
Creativity : flow and the psychology of discovery and invention
Title
Creativity
Title remainder
flow and the psychology of discovery and invention
Statement of responsibility
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book is about what makes life worth living. The creative excitement of the artist at her easel or the scientist in the lab comes as close to the ideal fulfillment as we all hope to, and so rarely do. Professor Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi interviewed more than ninety of possibly the most interesting people in the world - people like actor Ed Asner, authors Robertson Davies and Nadine Gordimer, scientists Jonas Salk and Linus Pauling, and Senator Eugene McCarthy - who have changed the way people in their fields think and work to find out how creativity has been a force in their lives
  • In his bestselling book Flow, Professor Csikszentmihalyi explored states of "optimal experience"--Those times when people report feelings of concentration and deep enjoyment - and showed that what makes experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called "flow." Here Professor Csikszentmihalyi builds on his flow theory, profiling individuals who have found ways to make flow a permanent feature of their lives and at the same time have contributed to society and culture. This book is not so much about the everyday "creativity" that we all experience but the kind of creativity of artists, scientists, and others that can transform our culture and the way we look at the world. By studying the creative lives of exceptional people, Professor Csikszentmihalyi shows us how we can all enhance our everyday lives. His goal is to help us better understand a way of being that is more satisfying and more fulfilling
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly
Dewey number
153.3/5
Index
index present
LC call number
BF408
LC item number
.C77 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Creative ability
  • Creative thinking
  • Créativité
  • Pensée créatrice
  • Creative ability
  • Creative thinking
  • Creativiteit
  • Begaafdheid
  • Créativité
  • Aptitud creadora
  • Pensamiento creativo
Label
Creativity : flow and the psychology of discovery and invention, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [429]-442) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Setting the stage -- Where is creativity? -- The creative personality -- The work of creativity -- The flow of creativity -- Creative surroundings -- The early years -- The later years -- Creative aging -- The domain of the word -- The domain of life -- The domain of the future -- The making of culture -- Enhancing personal creativity -- Appendix A. Brief biographical sketches of the respondents who were interviewed for this study -- Appendix B. Interview protocol used in the study
Control code
ocm34078996
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 456 p.
Isbn
9780060171339
Lccn
96004116
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o34078996
  • (OCoLC)34078996
Label
Creativity : flow and the psychology of discovery and invention, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [429]-442) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Setting the stage -- Where is creativity? -- The creative personality -- The work of creativity -- The flow of creativity -- Creative surroundings -- The early years -- The later years -- Creative aging -- The domain of the word -- The domain of life -- The domain of the future -- The making of culture -- Enhancing personal creativity -- Appendix A. Brief biographical sketches of the respondents who were interviewed for this study -- Appendix B. Interview protocol used in the study
Control code
ocm34078996
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 456 p.
Isbn
9780060171339
Lccn
96004116
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o34078996
  • (OCoLC)34078996

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