Lecture: Flow and the Quality of Life

Monday, February 9, 2015 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Kurland Hall (VPAC Complex)

Positive Psycology Guru, Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi to speak at CSUN.

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Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Advanced registration is required. Tickets will be checked at the door.
Attendance is limited to 200 people so reserve your spot now.

Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is the Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Management at Claremont Graduate University where he is the founder and co-director of the Quality of Life Research Center. He 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. Professor Csikszentmihalyi has devoted his career to studying what makes people happy and is best known as the architect of “Flow”, and for his years of research and writing on positive psychology. Dr. Martin Seligman, former American Psychological Association president, who is also credited for launching the field of positive psychology, calls Dr. Csikszentmihalyi, the "world's leading researcher on positive psychology."

He is the author of 16 books and his seminal work, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, a national best seller, laid the groundwork for the field of positive psychology. His 2008 TED talk, “Flow, the Secret to Happiness” garnered over 2.5 million views. The Association for Psychological Science has named him one of the top distinguished researchers and leaders in the field of psychology. In 2009, Csikszentmihalyi was awarded the Clifton Strengths Prize and received the Széchenyi Prize at a ceremony in Budapest in 2011. In December 2014, he was awarded Hungary’s highest honor given to a civilian, the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary.

Communication services such as sign language interpreters are available for this event. Requests for services must be submitted at least five (5) working days in advance to

This event is sponsored by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, The Office of the Provost/Vice-President and The Michael D. Eisner College of Education.