Advances in Flow Research

Editors: Engeser, Stefan (Ed.)

  • Presents the newest developments in Flow research 
  • Includes critical methodological and theoretical examination of the Flow experience 
  • Presents highlights of critical examples and definitions
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The concept of Flow was first explained by Csikszentmihalyi (1975), described as an “optimal experience,” he noted that artists were entirely caught up in their projects, working feverishly to finish them and then lose all interest in their work after completion. The incentive lies in the act of creativity itself. The person feels optimally challenged while totally immersed in the activity. At the heart of flow research is the motivational aspect of this experience. Flow motivates people to carry out certain activities repeatedly, seeking a challenge in the act and looking to improve their skills and abilities. In this book, this motivational aspect will be imbedded in and related to other theories of (intrinsic) motivation and empirical work on flow and performance. The book provides a review of the current flow research, with a focus on rigorous analysis on methodology. The author takes the time to present methodological aspects in flow research to qualify empirical work. In addition, this volume presents neuropsychological considerations and empirical correlates of flow experiences. The work also describes various theoretical integrations of the different paths being taken within the field of flow research. It presents what has been learned since the beginning of flow research, what is still open, and how the mission to understand and foster flow experience research should continue.

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“Advances in Flow Research presents a collection of chapters by impressively talented researchers in the area of flow theory. It merits close reading by all those interested in research on flow, happiness, and other related topics in the field of positive psychology. … Advances in Flow Research is a major contribution to the research literature on flow theory. It surveys and rigorously describes an imposing quantity of psychological research and deserves a wide readership.” (David Manier, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 58 (5), January, 2013)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Historical Lines and an Overview of Current Research on Flow

    Engeser, Stefan (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • On the Measurement and Conceptualization of Flow

    Moneta, Giovanni B.

    Pages 23-50

  • The Flow Model Revisited

    Keller, Johannes (et al.)

    Pages 51-64

  • Flow and Its Affective, Cognitive, and Performance-Related Consequences

    Landhäußer, Anne (et al.)

    Pages 65-85

  • Flow in Nonachievement Situations

    Schiepe-Tiska, Anja (et al.)

    Pages 87-107

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $149.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advances in Flow Research
Editors
  • Stefan Engeser
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-2359-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-2359-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2358-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-0173-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 234
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