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Being Adolescent Conflict and Growth in the Teenage Years

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ISBN-10: 0465006450

ISBN-13: 9780465006458

Edition: N/A

Authors: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Reed Larson

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List price: $26.50
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 10/9/1986
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 350
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (pronounced "ME-high CHICK-sent-me-high-ee) is a professor and former chairman of the Department of English at the University of Chicago. His writings have focused on models of enjoyment and how various people access their creative potential. The idea of creative potential, which Csikszentmihalyi terms "flow" has become increasingly popular in the public sector. His 1993 book, Flow, inspired Jimmy Johnson then coach of the World Champion Dallas Cowboys, and was the subject of a feature story during that year's Super Bowl television broadcast. His ideas have also been touted by President Clinton, who called Csikszentmihalyi one of his favorite authors, Newt Gingrich,…    

Preface
the Age of Choice: Opportunities and Obstacles in Adolescence
Charting Adolescent Life
the External Landscape: What the Teenagers' World Looks Like
the Internal Landscape: What the Teenagers' World Feels Like
Peaks and Valleys: Variability in Daily Experience
Familiar Aggravations: Relations with Parents and Siblings
the Companionship of Friends
the Self in Solitude: Perils and Possibilities
Coping with Classes
Conflict and Chaos in Daily Life
Converting Challenges to Enjoyment: the Flow Experience
the Growth of Complexity: Shaping Meaningful Lives
Appendices
Research Procedures
Coding External Dimensions of Experience
Measures of Internal States
Additional Tables and Figures
References
Name Index
Subject Index