Toward a Psychology of Optimal Experience

  • Mihaly CsikszentmihalyiEmail author


It is useful to remember occasionally that life unfolds as a chain of subjective experiences. Whatever else life might be, the only evidence we have of it, the only direct data to which we have access, is the succession of events in consciousness. The quality of these experiences determines whether and to what extent life was worth living.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Behavioral & Organizational ScienceClaremont Graduate UniversityClaremontUSA

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