Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

C.S. and D.J. Davidson Professor of Psychology and Management

Claremont Graduate University

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Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is the C.S. and D.J. Davidson Professor of Psychology and Management at the Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University. Dr. Csikszentmihalyi is the former Head of the Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago and of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Lake Forest College. He is noted for his work in the study of happiness, creativity, subjective well-being, and fun, but is best known as the architect of the notion of flow. People enter this state when they are fully absorbed in activity, losing their sense of time and experiencing feelings of great satisfaction. As a part of his studies in creativity, Csikszentmihalyi explored the lives of more than 90 of the world’s most creative people, such as author Madeline L’Engle and scientist Jonas Salk, to find out how creativity has been a force in their lives. Dr. Csikszentmihalyi has published over 120 articles or chapters and numerous books. Currently, Dr. Csikszentmihalyi is the Director of the Quality of Life Research Center (QLRC) at the Drucker School. He is also a member of the American Academy of Education, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the National Academy of Leisure Studies.

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Claremont Graduate University

Current Position

C.S. and D.J. Davidson Professor of Psychology and Management

Highest Degree

Ph.D. University of Chicago 1965

Research Interests

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