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Flow in Sports by Susan Jackson, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Susan Jackson (Joint Author)

" Susan Jackson and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi combine their backgrounds to present the most authoritative work on the phenomenon of flow in sports, bringing together the expertise of the world's leading authority on flow with the leading researcher on the subject. Susan Jackson, PhD, won two awards for her ground-breaking doctoral dissertation, titled ""Elite Athletes in Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Sport Experience."" Jackson has continued to conduct research and publish articles on flow in sports, and is known internationally for her work on the subject. She brings to her work the perspectives of athlete, coach, teacher, sport psychology consultant, and university lecturer. Jackson lives in Brisbane, Australia, and lectures in the School of Human Movement Studies at Queensland University of Technology. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, PhD, developed the concept of flow in the mid-1970s and has pioneered research on the subject in work, social, and educational settings ever since. His early research on flow explored play and happiness and involved a number of prominent athletes. He has published 10 books, among them the ground-breaking Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, as well as Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention and Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement With Everyday Life. Csikszentmihalyi is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1997) and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (1998). He is the C.S. and D.J. Davidson Professor of Management at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California. "

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