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Adam Gibson
Member
Male
About Me

A UK based consultant and flow researcher with a passion for applying positive psychology, always seeking new research and collaboration opportunities. Currently teaching undergraduate positive psychology at the University of Roehampton.

Adam is seeking doctoral level study and research opportunities wiithin a social sciences organisation or university faculty, preferably in the Greater London area


Affiliation (i.e., University/Institution or Company name)

University of Roehampton

Email address

[email protected]

Research activities concerning flow (maximum 100 words)

Research projects have focused on exploring the varying complexities and contexts within which flow can emerge, and the interaction our character strengths can have during flow. Other current lines of research focus on examining flow within higher education teaching and interaction sessions, with the future goal of incorporating any findings into the sculpting of teaching sessions so as to increase the likelihood of flow emerging for the student.

Application of flow research (applications/consulting in the workplace, health, education, etc) maximum 100 words

I was a part of a project to generate a series of 10 documents, introducing key topics within positive psychology, one of which flow was the focal point, with a particular focus on application within organisations. These documents were to be used as part of a marketing campaign by the client and were accompanied by short, 3 minute videos I created.

Publications on flow (in any language, please use APA style)


Link to personal or university website (if applicable)

uk.linkedin.com/in/adamgibson991/


Alexis Ruffault
Member
Male
29 years old
About Me

Alexis has a M.D. in health psychology from the University of Paris Descartes (France) and is a Ph.D. student in psychology and a lecturer at the institute of psychology in the same university. His thesis focuses on mindfulness-based interventions for the reduction of impulsive eating and the promotion of intrinsic motivation towards exercise in obese individuals.

Alexis is also student representative assistant in the French society of sport psychology (SFPS), France representative in the European Network of Young Specialists in Sport Psychology (ENYSSP), and is accredited as a mental coach by the SFPS.


Affiliation (i.e., University/Institution or Company name)

Laboratory of Psychopathology and Health Processes (EA 4057), University of Paris Descartes, Institute of Psychology

Email address

[email protected]

Research activities concerning flow (maximum 100 words)


Application of flow research (applications/consulting in the workplace, health, education, etc) maximum 100 words


Publications on flow (in any language, please use APA style)


Link to personal or university website (if applicable)

http://recherche.parisdescartes.fr/LPPS/Membres/Doctorants/Alexis-Ruffault


Corinna Peifer
Member
About Me

Junior Professor at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany, and head of the working group "Applied Psychology in Work, Health and Development" at the Faculty of Psychology.

Inspired by the field of Positive Psychology, and at the interface between Work Psychology and Psychobiology, my research interests include flow, stress, wellbeing, and their combination.



Affiliation (i.e., University/Institution or Company name)

Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, Germany

Email address

[email protected]

Research activities concerning flow (maximum 100 words)

I am interested in the psychophysiology of flow-experience, in the relationship between flow and stress, and in the impact of work-related stressors on flow.

Application of flow research (applications/consulting in the workplace, health, education, etc) maximum 100 words

I regularly teach and apply flow-principles in my seminars at University and in practical workshops on Positive Psychology.

Publications on flow (in any language, please use APA style)

Peifer, C., Schächinger, H., Engeser, S., & Antoni, C.H. (2015). Cortisol Effects on Flow-Experience. Psychopharmacology, 232, 1165-1173. doi: 10.1007/s00213-014-3753-5

Peifer, C., Schulz, A., Schächinger, H., Baumann, N. & Antoni, C. (2014). The Relation of Flow-Experience and Physiological Arousal under Stress - Can U Shape It? Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 53, 62-69. doi: 10.1016/j.jesp.2014.01.009

Peifer, C. (2012). Psychophysiological Correlates of Flow-Experience. In: Engeser, S. (Ed.): Advances in Flow-Research (pp. 139-165). New-York: Springer.

 

Link to personal or university website (if applicable)

http://www.rub.de/age


Denis Dennehy
Member
Male
About Me

I recently commenced a Postdoctoral Research role with Lero (The Irish Software Research Centre) at National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG). My research focuses on how the flow concept can be leveraged within Agile software development teams. Prior to this I obtained my PhD at the Business Information Systems Department, University College Cork, Ireland. 


Affiliation (i.e., University/Institution or Company name)

National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG)

Email address

[email protected]

Research activities concerning flow (maximum 100 words)

Currently conducting a literature review to identify research opportunities and gaps in knowledge. 

Application of flow research (applications/consulting in the workplace, health, education, etc) maximum 100 words

My research focuses on how the flow concept can be leveraged within Agile software development teams and engages a number of multinational companies based in Ireland. This project is funded by Lero.

Publications on flow (in any language, please use APA style)

Work-in-progress and looking for suitable outlets to present and publish the research.


Diana Olcar
Member
Female
35 years old

Dionísia Tavares
Member
Female
About Me

I'm a psychologist since 2001. In recent years, I began to collaborate with GIFOp - Research Group on Optimal Functioning, led by Professor Teresa Freire in University of Minho (Braga, Portugal). I am currently doing a PhD under the supervision of Professor Teresa Freire. My thesis is about Flow in adolescence.


Affiliation (i.e., University/Institution or Company name)

University of Minho

Email address

[email protected]

Research activities concerning flow (maximum 100 words)

My doctoral thesis is about flow in adolescence and its relation with cognitive processes.

Application of flow research (applications/consulting in the workplace, health, education, etc) maximum 100 words

My research is integrated in an Applied Psychology Doctoral Program. My research on flow intends to advance knowledge about adolescent's optimal functioning. Specifically, I aim to study complex psychological processes associated to flow experience in adolescence. The main application of my flow research is in clinical psychology as it adresses the psychological functioning of the individual. But it can be applied to other areas of human functoning and contexts as educacional and community ones.

Publications on flow (in any language, please use APA style)

I'm in the first year of my PhD. I do not have publications on flow yet. 


Eleonora Riva
Member
Female
43 years old
About Me

I'm researcher in Social Psychology and Psychoterapist. I work in State University of Milano, and my researches deals  with the link among environment, culture and identity processes. I am also interested in the relation between culture and mental health, with particular attention to the care of psychich dysorders and to the effects of migration processes on mental healt and desease. 

I'm also director of the School of Transcultural Psychoterapy of Milano, where we teach to care to the patients taking advantage of all the resources that emerge from its specific cultural characteristics , its social affiliations and its daily experience. 


Affiliation (i.e., University/Institution or Company name)

Universit? degli Studi di Milano

Email address

[email protected]

Research activities concerning flow (maximum 100 words)

I use Flow in all my research, as I consider that Flow experience is the link between human daily experience and its transformation in cultural and identity vslues. I study Flow emergency in the relation with environment and the processes of place attachment and identitytransgenerational transmission of culture; Flow experience in psichologic desease situation and in therapeutic process; Flow and immigration processes; Flow in adolescence and the link to identity processes and creativity development.

Application of flow research (applications/consulting in the workplace, health, education, etc) maximum 100 words

PsYchoterapy and mental health settings; education and family; education and adolescence; schooling; community psychology; relation between institution and popolation; social and environmental development

Publications on flow (in any language, please use APA style)

INGHILLERI P., RIVA G., RIVA E. (2014), Enabling positive change: Flow and complexity in daily experience, De Gruyter Open, Warsaw/Berlin.

RIVA E. (2011), “Inter-religious and inter-cultural families in Italy : an analysis of North African-Italian marriages.” Journal of Muslim Mental Health.

DE CORDOVA, F., RIVA, E., VITTADINI, N. (2010)“Emerging communication practices and how they affect immigrant adolescents in their developmental process.” - In: BILLIAS, N. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 5. Global Conference of Cybercultures, Interdisciplinary Net, 2010.



Frans Andersen
Member
Male
About Me

Associate Professor at the Department of Education, University of Aarhus, Denmark.

Involved in flow research as well as other educational research. Teach at master programmes of positive psychology and educational psychology.

Did part of my Ph.D program at "Quality of Life Research Center" at Claremont Graduate University, USA with Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Jeanne Nakamura


Affiliation (i.e., University/Institution or Company name)

Department of Education, University of Aarhus, Denmark

Email address

[email protected]

Research activities concerning flow (maximum 100 words)

Am involved in measuring flow in STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) education.

A special such program is "FUF", the Future Teaching Facility - my report in Danish can be downloaded from www.universefonden.dk

Also using flow in research on special initiatives to improve learning environments for marginalized teenage. My report in Danish can be downloaded from www.løkkefonden.dk

Editor and author at the new EFRN Springer book project about flow research.

Application of flow research (applications/consulting in the workplace, health, education, etc) maximum 100 words

Researching and consulting the application of flow within education and work.

Publications on flow (in any language, please use APA style)

1. Andersen, F.Ø. & Hanssen, N. (2013). Flow i hverdagen. Navigation mellem stress, kaos og kedsomhed. Copenhagen: Dansk Psykologisk Forlag. (Danish, also available in Norwegian)

2. Andersen, F.Ø. & Christensen, G. (eds.) (2012). Den positive psykologis metoder. Forskning, assessment, test, udviklingsarbejde og intervention. Copenhagen: Dansk Psykologisk Forlag (Danish, also available in Norwegian).

3. Andersen, F.Ø. (2007). Flow og fordybelse. Copenhagen: Hans Reitzels Forlag.


Genevieve Cseh
Site Owner
Female
About Me

I hold a doctorate in psychology from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.  I am originally from California but have lived in Scotland/England for the past 10 years.  My PhD research was on some of the specific antecedents and consequences of flow during visual creativity, which were explored using mixed methods (experimental and qualitative).  I am currently working as a Research Associate at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), studying creativity and bridging the gap between both the Art & Design and Psychology departments. As of January 2017, I will be working as a Lecturer in Positive Psychology at Buckinghamshire New University, near London.


Affiliation (i.e., University/Institution or Company name)

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

Email address

[email protected]

Research activities concerning flow (maximum 100 words)

PhD research on flow in visual creativity, specifically the role of types of feedback (mental imagery vs perceptual - i.e., sketching), discrepancies and expectations, sense of control and choice, and the impact of flow on affect and creative performance. 

Application of flow research (applications/consulting in the workplace, health, education, etc) maximum 100 words

Scientific theory/research, education, and creative pursuits

Publications on flow (in any language, please use APA style)

 

Cseh, G. M. (2016). Flow in creativity: A review of potential theoretical conflict. In L. Harmat, F. Ørsted Andersen, F. Ullén, J. Wright, & G. Sadlo (Eds.), Flow experience: Empirical research and applications. Switzerland: Springer International.

Cseh, G. M., Phillips, L. H., & Pearson, D. G. (2016). Mental and perceptual feedback in the development of creative flow. Consciousness and Cognition, 42, 150-161. doi:10.1016/j.concog.2016.03.011

Cseh, G. M. (2015, July). Il flow creativo [The creative flow]. Invited article for the newsletter of the Societá Italiana di Psicologia Positiva (Italian Positive Psychology Society).

Cseh, G. M., Phillips, L. H., & Pearson, D. G. (2015). Flow, affect, and visual creativity. Cognition and Emotion, 29(2), 281-291. doi:10.1080/02699931.2014.913553



Helga S. Lovoll
Member
Female
49 years old
About Me

I am currently writing on my Ph.D. theses "Inside the outdoor experience. On the distinction between pleasant and interesting feelings and their implication in the motivational process.

In general, I am interesting the concept of "positive experiences" in the outdoor context: The distinction between hedonic and eudaimonic feelings, temporality and feelings, the role of positive emotions in the motivational process and the general concept of flow.

I am also working as a lecturer and instructor in the outdoor education program.


Affiliation (i.e., University/Institution or Company name)

Volda University College

Email address

[email protected]

Research activities concerning flow (maximum 100 words)

I am particurlarly interested in the concepts and measurements of flow.

Furthermore, how to distinguish between flow and other positive experiences.

I have a small ongoing reseach project on the classification of "best experiences" from data collected from an outdoor event. Also a planned project on "deep moments", including philosophical investigations.

Application of flow research (applications/consulting in the workplace, health, education, etc) maximum 100 words

Sport- and outdoor education

Publications on flow (in any language, please use APA style)

Løvoll, H. S., & Vittersø, J. (2014). Can balance be boring? A critique of the "challenges should match skills" hypotheses in flow theory. Social Indicators Research, 115, 117-136. doi: 10.1007/s11205-012-0211-9

Løvoll, H. S., & Vittersø, J. (2009). Acting on the edge: High challenges facilitates flow, but hampers the experience of mastery. Paper presented at the First World Congress in Positive Psychology, Philadelphia.

Løvoll, H. S., & Vittersø, J. (2012). How important is a peak experience? Eudaimonic and hedonic feelings are transformed differently from real time to remembered experience. Paper presented at the 6th European Conferance on Positive Psychology, Moscow.

Link to personal or university website (if applicable)

http://www.hivolda.no/hivolda/om-hogskulen/avdelingar/kulturfag/kulturfag/bli-kjent-med-oss/helga-synnevag-lovoll?lang=nyn


J. Gaudet
Member
Female
About Me

I am a consultant interested in Lean (as an applied collaborative science, based on flow) and in Social Network Analysis.


Affiliation (i.e., University/Institution or Company name)

Alpen Path Solutions Inc.

Email address

info [at] alpenpathsolutions.com

Research activities concerning flow (maximum 100 words)

I am a Lean practitioner and coach with an interest in Lean as the science of work, based on flow in any context where there is work. This theoretical framework of flow is at three levels: process, individual and team levels. In this context, flow is defined as the process of energy moving through a system. Finally, in Lean, an applied collaborative science, there is a deterministic goal: use the least energy to flow the maximum amount of value to the client.

Application of flow research (applications/consulting in the workplace, health, education, etc) maximum 100 words

My application of flow research is as a consultlant in organizations.

Publications on flow (in any language, please use APA style)

Gaudet, J. and F. Bergeron. 2016. Lean: it’s not rocket science, it’s work science. uO Research. Pp. 1-11.

Link to personal or university website (if applicable)

http://alpenpathsolutions.com


Jakob Stollberger
Member
Male
About Me

Doctoral Researcher and General Teaching Assistant



Jean HEUTTE
Member
About Me

Dr Jean Heutte is one of the french leaders in the field of flow and positive psychology research: optimal experience theoretical modeling (autotelism-Flow), as well as the social and conative dimensions of volition, in educational contexts.

A practising teacher training for over 20 years, Ph.D. in educational sciences, Jean Heutte is Senior Lecturer (MCF) full-time faculty position, at the Department of Educational and Adult Learning Science, and Researcher at Univ. Lille, EA 4354 - CIREL - Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherche en Education de Lille, F-59000 Lille, France.

http://www.trigone.univ-lille1.fr/

 

Jean is member of the Board of Directors of the French and Francophone Association for Positive Psychology/Association française et francophone de Psychologie Positive (AFfPP).

His research concern motivation, self-determination, self-efficacy, flow and psychological well-being in educational settings, specifically the nature of individually motivated collective functioning, notably the personal and collective conditions necessary for the emergence of well-being.

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jean_Heutte


Expert for the French ministry since 2003 to 2013 (eg. IT & Internet Certificate/certificat informatique et internet - C2i), Jean was rapporteur of the groupe national de travail (GTN) ePortfolio (national working group ePortfolio) provided by the Digital Mission for Higher Education/Mission numérique pour l’enseignement supérieur (MINES), an initiative of the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research/Ministère de l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche (MESR).

http://jean.heutte.free.fr

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/jean-heutte/2b/705/349

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jean_Heutte


Affiliation (i.e., University/Institution or Company name)

Univ. Lille, EA 4354 - CIREL - Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherche en Education de Lille, F-59000 Lille, France.

Email address

[email protected]

Research activities concerning flow (maximum 100 words)

Our research concern Optimal Learning Environments, notably the individual and social conditions for flow and psychological well-being in educational context.

Notably the Flow in education scale (EduFlow scale) : An Instrument in the Service of Studying Optimal Learning Environments.

The EduFlow Scale has several advantages: it can be used in different educational contexts; it is a 12-item scale reducing respondent burden; and, it differentiates four dimensions of flow that are relevant to cognitive processes (there are three items per dimension) :

  • FlowD1: Cognitive control—Great inner clarity - knowing what needs to be done and how well it is going, sense of control over their actions.
  • FlowD2: Immersion and Time transformation—immersion in the task and alteration in the perception of time, sometimes leading to a lengthened duration of immersion in the task.
  • FlowD3: Loss of self-consciousness—lack of self-concern related to an increase in importance of the psycho-social dimension of learning.
  • FlowD4: Autotelic experience—well-being during task perform-ance resulting from purpose in the task itself that enhances persis-tence and the desire to engage in the activity again.
Note: 
FlowD1+FlowD2+FlowD3 = Cognitive absorption: « a state of deep involvement in an activity focused on understanding with –or without– software » (Heutte, 2014).

 


Application of flow research (applications/consulting in the workplace, health, education, etc) maximum 100 words

The EduFlow Scale has been tested in various educational contexts with students ranging from primary school to university including face-to-face learning (Heutte, 2011; Fenouillet, Heutte, Martin-Krumm, & Boniwell, 2014) and online learning (Caron, Heutte, & Rosselle, 2013; Heutte, Galaup, Lelardeux, Lagarrigue, & Fenouillet, 2014; Heutte, Kaplan, Fenouillet, Caron, & Rosselle, 2014).

Publications on flow (in any language, please use APA style)

Heutte J. (2014) Persister dans la conception de son environnement personnel d’apprentissage : Contributions et complémentarités de trois théories du self [Persist in building one’s own personal learning environment: Respective roles and contributions of three theories of the self]. Revue Sciences et Technologies de l´Information et de la Communication pour l´Éducation et la Formation (STICEF), 21, ISSN : 1764-7223

Heutte, J., Fenouillet, F., Kaplan, J., Martin-Krumm, C., & Bachelet, R., (2016). The EduFlow model: A Contribution Toward the Study of Optimal Learning Environments. In, Harmat, L., Ørsted Andersen, Ullén, F., Wright, J.& Sadlo, G. (Eds.). Flow Experience: Empirical Research and Applications. Springer International Publishing Switzerland. 124‑143.

Heutte, J., Fenouillet, F., Martin-Krumm, C., Boniwell, I., & Csikszentmihalyi, M. (2016). Proposal for a conceptual evolution of the flow in education (EduFlow) model. 8th European Conference on Positive Psychology (ECPP 2016), Angers, France.


All papers are available online:

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jean_Heutte 

 

 

Link to personal or university website (if applicable)

http://www.trigone.univ-lille1.fr/cms/index.php?option=com_simplelists&view=simplelist&layout=basic&category_id=112:jean-heutte&Itemid=74


Jef van den Hout
Member
Male
About Me

Affiliation (i.e., University/Institution or Company name)

Eindhoven University of Technology - School of Industrial Engineering

Email address

[email protected]

Research activities concerning flow (maximum 100 words)

Will follow soon.

Application of flow research (applications/consulting in the workplace, health, education, etc) maximum 100 words

Will follow soon.

Publications on flow (in any language, please use APA style)

Will follow soon.

Link to personal or university website (if applicable)

www.flowconcepts.nl


Jeppe Braas Jakobsen
Member
Male

Jon Wright
Member
Male
About Me



Affiliation (i.e., University/Institution or Company name)

University of Brighton

Email address

[email protected]

Research activities concerning flow (maximum 100 words)


Application of flow research (applications/consulting in the workplace, health, education, etc) maximum 100 words


Publications on flow (in any language, please use APA style)



Klara Lucznik
Member
Female
About Me

Dancer, social psychologist, dance science researcher.

I am finishing my PhD in shared flow experience in dance improvisation and post-modern dance creative practice as a part of CogNovo programme, an Innovative Doctoral Programme, funded by the EU Marie Curie initiative.


Affiliation (i.e., University/Institution or Company name)

Plymouth University

Email address

[email protected]

Research activities concerning flow (maximum 100 words)

My research looks into shared flow experience in dance: group improvisation and post-modern creative practices. I am interested in links between flow and group creative process, its influence on creative outcomes and perception of the wider audience. On the other hand, I look into the cognitive and physiological basis of flow experience, in particular, the social shared aspect of phenomena.

Application of flow research (applications/consulting in the workplace, health, education, etc) maximum 100 words

Creativity, Group Creativity, Dance

Publications on flow (in any language, please use APA style)

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Link to personal or university website (if applicable)

www.cognovo.eu/project-7


Lauri Järvilehto
Member
Male
42 years old
About Me

Insight enthusiast


Affiliation (i.e., University/Institution or Company name)

Helsinki Academy of Philosophy & Aalto University

Email address

[email protected]

Research activities concerning flow (maximum 100 words)

Flow and intuition

Flow and intrinsic motivation

Application of flow research (applications/consulting in the workplace, health, education, etc) maximum 100 words

Flow in the workplace (with focus on Finnish corporations)

Flow in school

Publications on flow (in any language, please use APA style)

The Nature and Function of Intuitive Thought and Decision Making (Springer 2015)

Intuition and Flow (in a book to be published 2015)

Learning as Fun (Rovio 2014)

Link to personal or university website (if applicable)

http://systemsintelligence.aalto.fi


Lisa Vivoll Straume
Member
Female
41 years old
About Me

PhD positiv psychology and flow


Affiliation (i.e., University/Institution or Company name)

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Email address

[email protected]

Research activities concerning flow (maximum 100 words)


Application of flow research (applications/consulting in the workplace, health, education, etc) maximum 100 words


Publications on flow (in any language, please use APA style)



Lucia Ceja
Administrator
Female
About Me

I'm very happy to be the current coordinator of the EFRN. I'm a Happiness consultant and a passionate flow researcher helping companies and indviduals to create value through the development of work environments that foster creativity, innovation and meaning.  

 

@Lucia_Coflowing

Signature Strengths (VIA): Curiosity* Gratitude* Hope* Zest* Appreciation of beauty* Creativity

 

 



Affiliation (i.e., University/Institution or Company name)

IESE Business School/Sparkling Strategies SL

Email address

[email protected]

Research activities concerning flow (maximum 100 words)

The application of nonlinear dynamical systems theory to the study of work-related flow over time. I'm also interested in the relationship between flow and play. Likewise, I'm interested in exploring the context of family-owned businesses as an important field of study to increase our understanding of flow experience.

Application of flow research (applications/consulting in the workplace, health, education, etc) maximum 100 words

I'm a certified Lego Serious Play Facilitator and during my trainining with Lego I apply the flow theory to keep my workshop participants within the optimal zone of creativity and innovation. I also use the concept of flow to help companies and individuals create value through the development of work environments that foster creativity, innovation and meaning.

Publications on flow (in any language, please use APA style)

Ceja, L., & Navarro, J. (2012). “Suddenly I get into the zone”: Examining discontinuities and nonlinear changes in flow experiences at work. Human Relations, 65 (9), 1101-1127.

Ceja, L., & Navarro, J. (2011). Within-individual variability in flow experiences at work: An approach from the complexity theory. Journal of Organizational behavior, 32, 627-651.

Ceja, L., & Navarro, J. (2009). Dynamics of flow: A nonlinear perspective. Journal of Happiness Studies, 10, 665-684.