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Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi, PhD to Present on Optimal Experience: Flow Theory and Research on Friday, April 12, 2013

Mihalyi CsikszentmihalyiMihalyi Csikszentmihalyi, PhD is one of the world's leading authorities on the psychology of creativity. He holds the positions of distinguished professor of psychology at the School of Behavioral & Organizational Sciences at Claremont Graduate University and is also Co-Director of both the Positive Psychology Concentration and the Quality of Life Research Center. He is also emeritus professor of Human Development at the University of Chicago, where he chaired the Department of Psychology.

And he's dedicated his life's work to studying what makes people truly happy.  Drawing upon years of systematic research, he developed the concept of “flow” as a metaphorical description of the rare mental state associated with feelings of optimal satisfaction and fulfillment.  His analysis of the internal and external conditions giving rise to “flow” show that it is almost always linked to circumstances of high challenge when personal skills are used to the utmost.

On Friday, April 12, 2013 the Hungarian-born social scientist will visit NYU Langone Medical Center as part of The Child Study Center's Grand Rounds programming to present on Optimal Experience: Flow Theory and Research. The presentation is open to NYULMC faculty and staff as well as the general public. 

Friday, April 12, 2013
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
NYU Langone Medical Center (550 First Avenue, NYC)
Farkas Auditorium