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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