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Creativity

flow and the psychology of discovery and invention

1st ed.
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This edition was published in by HarperCollinsPublishers in New York.

Written in English

456 pages

Creativity is about capturing those moments that make life worth living. The author's objective is to offer an understanding of what leads to these moments, be it the excitement of the artist at the easel or the scientist in the lab, so that knowledge can be used to enrich people's lives. Drawing on 100 interviews with exceptional people, from biologists and physicists to politicians and business leaders, poets and artists, as well as his 30 years of research on the subject, Csikszentmihalyi uses his famous theory to explore the creative process. He discusses such ideas as why creative individuals are often seen as selfish and arrogant, and why the tortured genius is largely a myth. Most important, he clearly explains why creativity needs to be cultivated and is necessary for the future of our country, if not the world.

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Creativity
2007, HarperCollins
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Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention
June 18, 1997, Harper Perennial
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Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention
June 18, 1997, Harper Perennial
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Creativity: flow and the psychology of discovery and invention
1996, HarperCollinsPublishers
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Creativity is about capturing those moments that make life worth living. The author's objective is to offer an understanding of what leads to these moments, be it the excitement of the artist at the easel or the scientist in the lab, so that knowledge can be used to enrich people's lives. Drawing on 100 interviews with exceptional people, from biologists and physicists to politicians and business leaders, poets and artists, as well as his 30 years of research on the subject, Csikszentmihalyi uses his famous theory to explore the creative process. He discusses such ideas as why creative individuals are often seen as selfish and arrogant, and why the tortured genius is largely a myth. Most important, he clearly explains why creativity needs to be cultivated and is necessary for the future of our country, if not the world.

Creativity

flow and the psychology of discovery and invention

1st ed.

This edition was published in by HarperCollinsPublishers in New York.


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [429]-442) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
153.3/5
Library of Congress
BF408 .C77 1996

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL967663M
Internet Archive
creativityflowps00csik
ISBN 10
0060171332
LC Control Number
96004116
Library Thing
141473
Goodreads
66329

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