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Association for Psychological Science awards Prof. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi for outstanding contributions to the field

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Photo of Claremont Graduate University Professor Mihaly CsikszentmihalyiMihaly Csikszentmihalyi, professor of psychology and management and co-director of the Quality of Life Research Center at Claremont Graduate University (CGU), has received the James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award from the Association for Psychological Science.

The award honors Csikszentmihalyi for his profound impact on the field of psychological science over the past quarter century.

The award is the Association for Psychological Science's highest honor. Csikszentmihalyi will be recognized at the association's upcoming convention in May.

Csikszentmihalyi is pioneer in the field of positive psychology and is renowned for his work in the study of happiness and creativity.

"Students come to CGU from all over the world in droves to study positive psychology with Professor Csikszentmihalyi," said Stewart Donaldson, dean of CGU's School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences. "His books and scientific research publications on flow, creativity, innovation, and what makes life worth living are used extensively and widely cited across many disciplines and professions."

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