Csikszentmihalyi Flow, Creativity and the Evolving Self I

This video is a special release from the original Thinking Allowed series that ran on public television from 1986 until 2002. It was recorded in about 1996. 

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi was a professor of psychology at the University of Chicago.  He is author of several books including Flow, The Evolving Self and Creativity.  Here he discusses the results of over thirty years researching the lives of highly creative individuals. He points out that creativity involves a lifelong commitment that begins with one’s personal life and moves beyond to the larger cultural domain. He notes that his data does not support many common images about creative persons.

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Published on January 7, 2023


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