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Acevedo, B., Aron, E., Pospos, S., & Jessen, D. (2018). The functional highly sensitive brain. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B373(1744), 20170161.

Binder, T. (2016). Ich-Entwicklung für effektives Beraten. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.

Cook-Greuter, S. R., & Soulen, J. (2007). The Developmental Perspective in Integral Counseling. Counseling and Values, 51(3).

Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1975). Beyond Boredom and Anxiety: Experiencing Flow in Work and Play. Jossey-Bass. / Deutscher Titel: Das flow-Erlebnis. Klett-Cotta.

Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1978). Attention and the holistic approach to behavior. In K. S. Pope & J. L. Singer (Eds.), The stream of consciousness (pp. 335-358). Plenum.

Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1992). Flow: Das Geheimnis des Glücks. Klett-Cotta.

Cube, F. V. (2000). Gefährliche Sicherheit: Lust und Frust des Risikos. Hirzel.

Di Domenico, S. I., & Fournier, M. A. (2017). Esteem Needs. In Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences (pp. 1-4). Springer International Publishing.

Dietrich, A., & Al-Shawaf, L. (2018). The Transient Hypofrontality Theory of Altered States of Consciousness. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 25(11-12), 226-247.

Dormashev, Y. (2010). Flow experience explained on the grounds of an activity approach to attention. In B. Bruya (Ed.), Effortless attention: A new perspective in the cognitive science of attention and action (pp. 287-333). MIT Press.

Eastwood, J. D., Frischen, A., Fenske, M. J., & Smilek, D. (2012). The unengaged mind: Defining boredom in terms of attention. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7(5), 482-495. 

Ford, S. (2016). Integral consciousness and sport: Unifying body, mind and spirit through flow. Outskirts Press. 

Goldberg, Y. K., Eastwood, J. D., LaGuardia, J., & Danckert, J. (2011). Boredom: An emotional experience distinct from apathy, anhedonia, or depression. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 30(6), 647-666.

Harmison, R. J. (2006). Peak performance in sport: Identifying ideal performance states and developing athletes' psychological skills. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 37(3), 233-243.

Ingersoll, E. R. (2010). States of consciousness and psychotherapy. In E. R. Ingersoll & D. M. Zeitler (Eds.), Integral psychotherapy: Inside out / outside in (pp. 197-245). SUNY Press.

Kabat-Zinn, J. (1982). An outpatient program in behavioral medicine for chronic pain patients based on the practice of mindfulness meditation. General Hospital Psychiatry, 4(1), 33-47.

Koltko-Rivera, M. E. (2006). Rediscovering the later version of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs: Self-transcendence and opportunities for theory, research, and unification. Review of general psychology, 10(4), 302-317.

Lanier, L. S., Privette, G., Vodanovich, S., & Bundrick, C. M. (1996). Peak experiences: Lasting consequences and breadth of occurrences among realtors, artists, and a comparison group. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 11(4), 781.

Lopata, J. A., Nowicki, E. A., & Joanisse, M. F. (2017). Creativity as a distinct trainable mental state: An EEG study of musical improvisation. Neuropsychologia, 99, 246-258.

Maslow, A. H. (1943). A theory of human motivation. Psychological review, 50(4), 370-396.

Maslow, A. H. (1962). Lessons from the peak-experiences. Journal of humanistic psychology, 2(1), 9-18.

McClelland, D. C., Koestner, R., & Weinberger, J. (1989). How do self-attributed and implicit motives differ?. Psychological review, 96(4), 690.

McDonald, M. G., Wearing, S., & Ponting, J. (2009). The nature of peak experience in wilderness. The Humanistic Psychologist, 37(4), 370-385.

McLeod, K. (2001). Wake up to your life: Discovering the buddhist path of attention. HarperCollins.

Moran, R., Zehetleitner, M., Liesefeld, H. R., Müller, H. J., & Usher, M. (2016). Serial vs. parallel models of attention in visual search. Psychonomic bulletin & review, 23(5), 1300-1315.

Nakamura, J., & Csikszentmihalyi, M. (2002). The concept of flow. In C. R. Snyder & S. C. Lopez (Eds.), Handbook of Positive Psychology (pp. 89-105). Oxford University Press.

Peterson, C., Park, N., & Seligman, M. E. P. (2005). Orientations to happiness and life satisfaction. Journal of Happiness Studies, 6, 25-41.

Privette, G. (1983). Peak experience, peak performance, and flow: A comparative analysis of positive human experiences. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 45, 1361-1386.

Privette, G., & Bundrick, C. M. (1997). Psychological processes of peak, average, and failing performance in sport. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 28(4), 323-334.

Rheinberg, F. (2010). Intrinsische Motivation und Flow-Erleben. In J. Heckhausen & H. Heckhausen (Eds.), Motivation und Handeln (S. 365-387). Springer.

Seligman, M. E. P. (2002). Authentic happiness. Free Press.

Thornton, F., Privette, G., & Bundrick, C. M. (1999). Peak performance of business leaders: An experience parallel to self-actualization theory. Journal of Business and Psychology, 14(2), 253-264.

Ulrich, M., Keller, J., Hoenig, K., Waller, C., & Grön, G. (2014). Neural correlates of experimentally induced flow experiences. Neuroimage, 86, 194-202.

Vaitl, D. (2012). Veränderte Bewusstseinszustände: Grundlagen, Techniken, Phänomenologie. Schattauer.

Verghese, P. (2001). Visual search and attention: A signal detection theory approach. Neuron, 31(4), 523-535.

Vogel-Walcutt, J. J., Fiorella, L., Carper, T., & Schatz, S. (2012). The definition, assessment, and mitigation of state boredom within educational settings: A comprehensive review. Educational Psychology Review, 24(1), 89-111.

Wilber, K. (1997). An integral theory of consciousness. Journal of consciousness studies, 4(1), 71-92.

Wilber, K. (2000). Integral psychology. Shambhala. / Deutscher Titel: Integrale Psychologie. Arbor.

Wilber, K. (2017). The religion of tomorrow: A vision for the future of the great traditions. Shambhala

Witt, K. (2014). Integral Mindfulness: Clueless to dialed in. Integral Publishers.

Zuckerman, M. (1979). Sensation seeking. Beyond the optimal level of arousal. Lawrence Erlbaum.

Videos & Podcasts

Csikszentmihalyi, M. (2004). Flow, the secret to happiness. Ted Talks.

Robbins, A. (2016). Why we do what we do. Zugriff am 20.02.2019 auf YouTube.