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The Resource The evolving self : a psychology for the third millennium, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

The evolving self : a psychology for the third millennium, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Label
The evolving self : a psychology for the third millennium
Title
The evolving self
Title remainder
a psychology for the third millennium
Statement of responsibility
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In the bestselling Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi introduced a radical new theory of happiness. Through years of systematic research, he discovered that what makes people truly satisfied is to be actively involved in a difficult enterprise - a task that stretches physical or mental abilities. Whether it involves climbing a mountain, reading, or solving a complicated business problem, such activities lead to flow, a rare state of consciousness that focuses the energies of those who experience it and helps lift them above everyday anxieties." "Flow concluded with a vision of transforming life into a unified flow experience, and it is both that possibility and the development of the necessary faith that underlies it that are the subject of its sequel, The Evolving Self. But where, Csikszentmihalyi asks, do we find such faith at the twilight of the second millennium, when traditional religions have lost much of their force and relevance, when the prospects of genetic engineering and atomic annihilation present us with profound moral dilemmas? The answer, he believes, is in evolution, for only by understanding our evolutionary heritage - the genetic and cultural forces that have formed us - can we overcome it and achieve "the good life" by giving purpose and order to our futures."
  • "The key to this process is learning to develop complexity in our consciousness - to acquire many interests, abilities, and goals and to use them in such a way that they harmonize with and enhance one another. It is flow experiences, in fact, that are the source of complexity, not only for individuals, but ideally for society as a whole, for flow has provided the energy and direction for some of our most significant historical advances, from religious systems to technology. Ideally, flow can even guide us to transcendence, in which we not only live by the enriching principles of an evolutionary faith, but also learn to foster the potential inherent in the cosmos." "The Evolving Self is, like its predecessor, Flow, a book as profound as it is practical, a genuinely inspiring and provocative challenge to its readers to reconsider their role in creating not only themselves, but also the future of the species."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly
Dewey number
155.7
Index
index present
LC call number
BF701
LC item number
.C676 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
BF 701 C958 1993
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Genetic psychology
  • Behavior evolution
  • Social evolution
Label
The evolving self : a psychology for the third millennium, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780060166779.pdf
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-350) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The mind and history -- Who controls the mind? -- The veils of Maya -- Predators and parasites -- Memes versus genes -- Directing evolution -- Evolution and flow -- The transcendent self -- The flow of history -- A fellowship of the future
Control code
ocm28510231
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 358 pages
Isbn
9780060166779
Lccn
92056220
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(Sirsi) 58819
Label
The evolving self : a psychology for the third millennium, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780060166779.pdf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-350) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The mind and history -- Who controls the mind? -- The veils of Maya -- Predators and parasites -- Memes versus genes -- Directing evolution -- Evolution and flow -- The transcendent self -- The flow of history -- A fellowship of the future
Control code
ocm28510231
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 358 pages
Isbn
9780060166779
Lccn
92056220
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(Sirsi) 58819

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