Flow Experience

Empirical Research and Applications

  • László Harmat
  • Frans Ørsted Andersen
  • Fredrik Ullén
  • Jon Wright
  • Gaynor Sadlo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Flow Experience: General Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Antonella Delle Fave, Marta Bassi
      Pages 3-19
  3. Flow in Arts and Sports

  4. Flow, Creativity and Productivity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Lauri Järvilehto
      Pages 95-104
    3. Daniela De Fraga, Giovanni B. Moneta
      Pages 105-123
  5. Flow in Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Jean Heutte, Fabien Fenouillet, Jonathan Kaplan, Charles Martin-Krumm, Rémi Bachelet
      Pages 127-143
    3. Frans Ørsted Andersen
      Pages 145-161
    4. Teresa Freire, Dionísia Tavares, Eliana Silva, Ana Teixeira
      Pages 163-178
  6. Flow in Every Day Experiences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Marta Bassi, Antonella Delle Fave
      Pages 181-196
  7. The Social Flow

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Marco Boffi, Eleonora Riva, Nicola Rainisio, Paolo Inghilleri
      Pages 215-231
    3. Jef J. J. van den Hout, Orin C. Davis, Bob Walrave
      Pages 233-247
    4. Stefano Triberti, Alice Chirico, Giuseppe Riva
      Pages 249-263
  8. Flow and Personality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 265-265
    2. Fredrik Ullén, László Harmat, Töres Theorell, Guy Madison
      Pages 267-288
  9. Physiological Correlates of the Flow Experience

  10. László Harmat, Frans Ørsted Andersen, Fredrik Ullén, Jon Wright, Gaynor Sadlo
    Pages E1-E1
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 389-392

About this book


This volume provides updates and informs the reader about the development of the current empirical research on the flow experience. It opens up some new research questions at the frontiers of the field. The book offers an overview on the latest findings in flow research in several fields such as social psychology, neuropsychology, performing arts and sport, education, work and everyday experiences. It integrates the latest knowledge on experimental studies of optimal experience with the theoretical foundation of psychological flow that was laid down in the last decades.


Ecperience Fluctuation Model European Flow Research Network (EFRN) Flow and Creativity Flow and Education Flow and Neuropsychology Flow and Performing Arts and Sport Flow and Social Psychology Flow in Everyday Experiences Flow in the Workplace Flow, Leisure and Positive Youth Develppment Individual Differences in Flow Experience Intuition and Flow Measuring Flow Psychological Flow Experience Psychological Flow-definitions Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Flow Research Theoretical foundation of Psychological Flow

Editors and affiliations

  • László Harmat
    • 1
  • Frans Ørsted Andersen
    • 2
  • Fredrik Ullén
    • 3
  • Jon Wright
    • 4
  • Gaynor Sadlo
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of NeuroscienceKarolinska InstitutetStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Department of EducationUniversity of AarhusCopenhagenDenmark
  3. 3.Department of EducationUniversity of AarhusAarhusDenmark
  4. 4.School of Health ProfessionalsUniversity of BrightonEastbourneUnited Kingdom
  5. 5.School of Health SciencesUniversity of BrightonEast BourneUnited Kingdom

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