J. Nakamura's research while affiliated with Claremont Graduate University and other places

Publications (3)

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This chapter describes flow, the experience of complete absorption in the present moment, and the experiential approach to positive psychology that it represents. We summarize the model of optimal experience and development that is associated with the concept of flow, and describe several ways of measuring flow, giving particular attention to the e...
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This book explores the connections and tensions between creativity research and developmental psychology, two fields that have largely progressed independently of each other until now. Scholars in psychology investigated the emergence of new ideas, and the development of people and situations that bring them to completion. Findings are based on the...

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... Sobre la segunda crítica, la que se refiere a las afirmaciones equívocas y a las ambivalencias conceptuales y teóricas, es útil señalar que la necesidad de una mayor y mejor sistematización conceptual ha sido requerida no solo por los críticos 9) Agradecemos a Juan Andrés Mercado por su presencia en el VIII Congreso Europeo de Psicología Positiva y por haber compartido, gentilmente, sus notas. externos, sino también dentro de la misma disciplina (Csikszentmihalyi & Nakamura, 2011). Respondiendo a esta exigencia, se publicó The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology (Lopez, 2009) y, años más tarde, Pawelski (2016aPawelski ( , 2016b dio inicio a un estudio sobre el concepto de "positivo" a partir de dos análisis terminológicos: uno descriptivo y otro normativo. ...
... There are two reasons: (1) it affects children's understanding and makes them confused and frustrated [61]; (2) the malfunction of TUIs hinders children's creative design and makes them feel hesitant and stressed. In other words, the incomprehensibility and unreliability of TUIs would make children become cautious and refuse to take risks [114], and even lose their courage to learn from failures and mistakes, which consequently limit their creativity [61,82]. Therefore, before inviting children to play with TUIs, it is necessary to conduct a comprehensive and thoughtful test to fix those "glitches". ...
... The experience of flow can improve the quality of participation [6] and make public behavior more meaningful [7][8][9]. The theory of flow has been widely used in "experiential" industries [10], extending to education flow [11], and group flow [12]. Novak has suggested nine factors that create a positive result and cause flow: skill, control, challenge, arousal, telepresence, time distortion and exploratory behavior, focused attention, involvement, and interactivity [13]. ...