Csikszentmihalyi starts doctoral programme on happiness

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
According to the Los Angeles Times, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, author of the 1990 bestseller “Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience” and a pioneer in positive psychology, is leading a new doctoral programme on happiness at Claremont Graduate University (in California).

“The PhD program in the emerging field of positive psychology marks an advance for serious research into human happiness and related quality-of-life concerns. It’s an arena drawing the attention of psychologists, as well as neuroscientists, economists and even political scientists.”

Csikszentmihalyi adds that “we don’t know enough about what makes life worth living, what gives people hope and energy and enjoyment. […]

One emphasis in the program will be the “experience sampling method” techniques developed by Csikszentmihalyi.”

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  1. […] In collaborazione con il Los Angeles Times, l’autore del bestseller “Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience” e pioniere della psicologia positiva, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi sta iniziando un nuovo programma di dottorato sulla felicità presso la Claremont Graduate University della California. Il programma basato sulla psicologia positiva, sta attirando l’attenzione di psicologi, neurologhi, economisti e studiosi della politica. […]

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