Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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    The following is an in depth evaluation of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s essay titled “Happiness Revisited.” Assuming one may avoid the difficult-to pronounce last name, they are faced with a topic rarely discussed by few, but introspectively contemplated by many; happiness. We are indeed troubled with the ideal of keeping the peace and making everybody happy. However, it is most rare to genuinely fulfil the goals set in place therein. Mihaly is a researcher and Psychology Professor at Claremont Graduate University. There he runs the Quality of Life Research Center where he developed the concept of Flow. As He describes it, Flow is the way in which an individual may become fully immersed in an activity resulting in true enjoyment. His essay immediately…

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    Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi writes in “Happiness Revisited” that the best moments in a person’s life are the ones in which they push themselves to accomplish something that poses a challenge. Csikszentmihalyi insists that happiness does not simply happen, but rather, it must be created by each individual by setting goals that are neither too simple nor difficult to achieve. As Csikszentmihalyi stated, "Happiness is not something that happens. It is not the result of good fortune or random chance…But…

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    the article “Finding Flow” by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi he expresses that we need to choose from now to when our time is done whether to live or to die. He explains that we need to take control of our own path and not let outside sources get in the way. Csikszentmihalyi expresses that being alive is to live life to the fullest. By this he means not to waste time or any potential. In a study Csikszentmihalyi did with his class at a factory he found that most workers hated their job other than one…

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    Eureka myth and perfectly explains why the Eureka myth simply cannot hold any sort of veracity. Accrediting the theory of gravity to a mysterious occurrence of inspiration, namely a eureka moment, implies that Isaac Newton did nothing to theorize the law of gravity, but rather it was given to him with no supplementary research and experiments. This is a critical flaw in the Eureka Myth. Moreover, the author continues his argument by citing the work of psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. Dr.…

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    Where Does Education Truly Come From? What is really being learned from eight to three every school day? In an article titled “Education for the Twenty-First Century,” Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi states that “the world around us is the primary teacher of students, not the schools[...]” (Csikszentmihalyi 1). If one were to really think about it, the majority of a student’s education comes not from the structured learning system required by law, but from the world outside of the school building.…

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    Happiness In Workplace

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    (Achor 130), when quoting a 2002 National Study of Changing Workforce of 3,000 employees. He goes on to explain that people that felt like they had control at work, even if they actually did not, had lower stress levels and could manage conflict between family and work well. Achor’s suggestion indicates that workplace interactions can play out on other non-work related things. Fellow author, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi explores the world of balancing work and family from a different perspective in…

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    Summary of Adam Grant Adam Grant’s article, “Does Trying to Be Happy Make Us Unhappy,” discusses finding happiness. Grant’s thesis indicates that, trying to be happy will not make us happy. He evaluates an individual case by applying different happiness related theories. At the beginning, Adam Grant points out that searching out for happiness is not a correct way of persuading happiness. Instead, it will block you from finding true pleasures. Grant asserts that happiness is not measured in its…

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    Reading the book Creativity flow and the psychology of discovery and invention was an eye-opening experience. All though, it was repetitive and dull at times, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi manages to fill the book with extremely insightful and thought-provoking ideas on life. He continually managed to shift gears from a slow pacing book to an Awakening masterpiece. That was a first for me because I usually hate slow books. If you also want to be proven wrong that slow and dull books can have a lot of…

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    How Players Experience Flow in Video Games Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi flow is explained as the satisfaction the person gets when they concentrate on performing a task. However these activities must not be part of the person 's daily routine. Also ever person will experience flow depending on their preferences in activities (Egenfeldt-Nielsen, Smith, & Tosca, 2008, p. 3757). There are seven elements that characterizes flow, which are: a challenging activity, merging of action and awareness, clear…

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    In "Television Addiction Is No Mere Metaphor" by Robert Kubey and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi it states that if you desire something enough you will end up doing it. They explain that "temptations that can disrupt their lives are often pure indulgences." That saying surprised me but I soon realized how true it is. They also backed that sentence up with examples of how "no one has to drink alcohol." They then go on talking about how TV is one of our biggest things that hold us back and make us less…

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