A Window Into the Bright Side of Psychology: Interview With Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, USA
The University of Wroclaw, Wrocław, Poland
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is one of the most eminent psychologists of the modern era. His ideas, such as flow, or the systems model of creativity, have inspired numerous studies, theoretical analyses as well as pedagogic and psychological interventions. Alongside Martin Seligman, he founded positive psychology and continues to work to promote it. In this interview, he shares the stories behind his scientific interests, sources of scientific ideas and the process of promoting the concepts he had written about. He also shares his thoughts about academic work performance.