Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (Mihaly Robert Csikszentmihalyi)

Last Updated: 29 Sep, 2023 | Views: 264

Age: 87

Profession: Historical Men

Other Profession(s): Academic, Psychologist

Famous For: Flow (Psychology), Positive Psychology, And Autotelic Activities

Higher Education: University of Chicago

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
29 Sep, 1934 (87 Years 21 Days)

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Died on
20 Oct, 2021

Cause of Death
Cardiac Arrest

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi was born on 29 September 1934 & died on 20 October 2021. He was a psychologist who was Hungarian-American. His theory of "flow" refers to a highly focused state of mind conducive to productivity. He was a Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Management at Claremont Graduate University. He was also a professor at the University of Chicago's psychology department and Lake Forest College.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Career:
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Early Life And Education:

• Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi was born in 1934 in Fiume, now Rijeka, and then a part of the Kingdom of Italy. Originally derived from Transylvania's Cskszentmihály village, his name represents his family heritage.

• His father was a career diplomat at the Hungarian Consulate in Fiume. He lost a half-brother during the Siege of Budapest in 1944, and his other half-brother, Moricz, was interned in labor camps in Siberia. Mihaly and Moricz reunited in Budapest decades later.

• Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi immigrated to the U. S. when he was 22, working nights to support himself while studying at the University of Chicago (UChicago).

• Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi received a B.A. from the University of Chicago in 1959 and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1965. After teaching at Lake Forest College, he became a professor at UChicago in 1969.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Work:
• Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is best known as the architect of the notion of flow and for the years of research and writing he devoted to the subject.

• According to Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, he once[when?] said: "Repression does not lead to virtue. When people restrain themselves out of fear, they reduce the quality of their lives by necessity. 

• Through freely chosen discipline, life can be enjoyed while keeping within the bounds of reason." His works have been widely cited and have been influential for many years.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Trivia
• After attending a lecture by psychiatrist Carl Jung in Switzerland, he became inspired to study psychology. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi pronounces his surname Cheek-sent-me-High.

• His doctorate in psychology came from the University of Chicago. He taught at Lake Forest College outside Chicago before joining the faculty at the University of Chicago.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Personal Life
• The couple married in 1961 when Csikszentmihalyi married Isabella Selega. Csikszentmihályi is an artist and professor, and Csikszentmihalyi is a professor of Chinese and East Asian philosophical and religious traditions at the University of California, Berkeley.

• Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi died from cardiac arrest on 20 October 2021 in Claremont, California. 

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 168 cm
In Meters 1.68 m
In feet & Inches 5'6"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 60 Kg
In Pounds 132 lbs

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Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Alfred Csikszentmihalyi

Mother's Name
Edith Jankovich de Jeszenicze

Isabella Selega

Christopher Csíkszentmihályi, Mark Csikszentmihalyi

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