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How to Write a Lot – part 2

In a previous post I spend some time talking about, and then quoting from, the following: Silva, P.J . (2007). How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Here are some additional … Continue reading

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How to Write a Lot – part 1

Wow – its been way too long since I wrote something in this blog.  You’d think I didn’t do anything toward my PhD in that time but this could not be further from the truth.  I had one class this … Continue reading

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Situated Learning

I’ve had cause to refer to parts of this book in any number of papers.  I had been provided with copied chapters or clips, but never had the whole book.  Since it kept coming up, I decided to buy the … Continue reading

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The Shallows: Prologue – The Watchdog and the Thief

The following is a selected quote from the Prologue: The Watchdog and the Thief, in: Carr, N. (2010). The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains. New York, NJ: W.W.Norton & Company.   “What both enthusiast and skeptic … Continue reading

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Flow – The Making of Meaning

The following are quotes I highlighted from Chapter 10 – The Making of Meaning in: Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1990). Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience. New York: HarperCollins. “It is true that life has no meaning, if by that we mean a supreme … Continue reading

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Flow – Cheating Chaos

The following are quotes I highlighted from Chapter 9 – Cheating Chaos in: Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1990). Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience. New York: HarperCollins. Sooner or later everyone will have to confront events that contradict his goals: disappointments, severe illness, financial reversal, and … Continue reading

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Flow – Enjoying Solitude and Other People

The following are quotes I highlighted from Chapter 8 – Enjoying Solitude and Other People in: Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1990). Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience. New York: HarperCollins. “We are biologically programmed to find other human beings the most important objects in the world.  Because they can … Continue reading

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Flow – Work as Flow

The following are quotes I highlighted from Chapter 7 – Work as Flow in: Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1990). Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience. New York: HarperCollins. “The quality of experience of people who play with and transform the opportunities in their surroundings…is clearly more … Continue reading

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Flow – The Flow of Thought

The following are quotes I highlighted from Chapter 6 – The Flow of Thought in: Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1990). Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience. New York: HarperCollins. “Contrary to what we tend to assume, the normal state of the mind is chaos.  Without training, … Continue reading

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Flow – The Body in Flow

The following are quotes I highlighted from Chapter 5 – The Body in Flow in: Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1990). Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience. New York: HarperCollins. “It is especially difficult to keep enjoying sex with the same partner over a period … Continue reading

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