Cognitive flow

Moneta, Giovanni B. (2019) Cognitive flow. In: Encyclopedia of animal cognition and behavior. Springer, Cham, Switzerland. ISBN 9783319478296

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Flow is a predominantly cognitive state of deep concentration and task absorption that makes a person feel one with the activity. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (1975/2000) identified flow in the early 1970s by interviewing surgeons, rock climbers, composers, dancers, chess players, and athletes and asking them to report their experience when they engaged in the most challenging phases of their preferred endeavors.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Optimal experience
Subjects: 100 Philosophy & psychology > 150 Psychology
Department: School of Social Sciences (to June 2021)
School of Social Sciences and Professions
Depositing User: Giovanni Moneta
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2018 11:13
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2020 12:14

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