Flow State (Psychology)
- Is a mental state in which a person is performing an activity:
- fully immersed;
- high focus;
- full involvement and enjoyment.
- It's the most efficient state when doing a task.
- Lose awareness of all other things.
- The person may lost the sense of the time.
- Named by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi in 1975.
- Three conditions ahve to be met to achieve a flow state:
- Clear goals and progress.
- Clear and immediate feedback.
- The task difficult must match the person skill level.
- If task difficult < person skill: boredom.
- If task difficult = person skill: flow.
- If task difficult > person skill: anxiety.
- According to Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, we can process about 110 bits of information per second.
- Person in flow state decided to use all these bits on the task.
- There is no more attention to be allocated.
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