This paper explores many published journal articles and one outstanding book which reported and conducted research on the phenomenon of flow. Flow captures the positive mental state of being completely absorbed, focused, and involved in your activities at a certain point in time, as well as having a feeling of enjoyment from being engaged in that activity. The articles detail the findings of the research conducted on flow in regards to the validity of flow, if it can be measured, how it could be measured, and various examples of the state. Each of the articles have a similar definition of the zone and describe it in a standardized manner. Most of the articles, as well as the book, The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Perforce, reference the works of Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi who pioneered the early research in this field. This paper examines the correlation between mind and body, and what is needed to reach this elusive state in order to produce one’s own and group peek performance. This paper will also point to additional research needed to better understand the phenomenon of flow and how it can be better utilized.

Year Manuscript Completed

Fall 2019

Senior Project Advisor

Scott Douglas

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Social Sciences

Document Type