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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What should parents provide to their children in an age appropriate way in order to increasing the learning of a child?

2. Some philosophies state that outside forces that affect us are largely outside of us, which causes our lives to be ____________ and out of our control.

3. While talking about the passed over promotion may not yield any benefits, it can create a more ____________ work environment.

4. Some are driven by ___________ and a sense of purpose, rather than the accumulation of wealth or public achievement.

5. Pleasure is the realization of ___________, while enjoyment is the situation when goals are exceeded, according to the author.

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the relationship between culture and the way a person can experience flow in his life?

2. Why does the author believe that we are limited in experiencing complete joy?

3. What can the self give insight into, according to Csikszentmihalyi in this section of the book?

4. What happens to the self during experience, according to the author?

5. What are the conditions in which flow can be experienced, according to the author at the start of the chapter?

6. What are the two main strategies, according to the author, for improving one's life?

7. What is the question that the book says psychologists and philosophers are no closer to finding the answer to?

8. What are some of the problems an autoletic person can encounter in trying to achieve flow?

9. What are some crucial elements in achieving enjoyment in one's life, according to this book?

10. What are some of the ways in which people find happiness, according to the author in the book?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The question of what happiness is becomes the guiding force of this book, causing the initial discussion and everything that comes after.

Part 1: Why do you think the definition of happiness is important to the author?

Part 2: Do you think the discussion of what happiness is is an important discussion? Support your answer.

Part 3: In what ways might the world change if people were not looking to become happier?

Essay Topic 2

The author presents the idea that flow can be something which may be planned or something which may be spontaneous.

Part 1: Do you agree that flow can be spontaneous or planned? Why?

Part 2: How do you think the flow can be planned? Doesn't that seem to contradict the idea of something flowing?

Part 3: Why do you think that flow is easy to capture in both manners according to the author?

Essay Topic 3

The conflict of self and outside events can cause psychic entropy, according to the author.

Part 1: Can you come up with an example of how outside events can cause troubles in the mind?

Part 2: Why do you think the self can't always reconcile events that take place outside of itself?

Part 3: Do you believe the self and outside events need to always be congruent? Why or why not?

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