Welcome to The Social Dimensions of Flow project


Flow is described as an optimal experience during which people are deeply motivated to persist in their activities.
It is a gratifying state of deep involvement and absorption that individuals report when facing a challenging activity and they perceive adequate abilities to cope with these challenges.

Research shows that flow experiences can have far-reaching implications in supporting individuals’ growth, by contributing both to personal well-being and full functioning in everyday life.
Flow was first described by Prof. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi in his book Beyond Boredom and Anxiety in 1975.

Agreed definition of the European Flow Research Network (EFRN, 2014, in Peifer et al., 2022)