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General Information

Name:  Milhaly Csikszentmihalyi  

Pen Name: None


Born: September 29, 1934 in Fiume, Italy (Now Croatia)


Illinois Connection

Professor Csikszentmihalyi 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.

Biographical and Professional Information

Professor Csikszentmihalyi is the director of the Quality of Life Research Center (QLRC) at Claremont Graduate University in California.. The QLRC is a non-profit research institute that studies "positive psychology"; that is, human strengths such as optimism, creativity, intrinsic motivation, and responsibility.

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