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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.

Aron, E. N. (1996). The Highly Sensitive Person. Carol Publishing Group. Deutscher Titel: Sind Sie hochsensibel? mvg-Verlag.

Bennett, N., & Lemoine, G. J. (2014). What a difference a word makes: Understanding threats to performance in a VUCA world. Business Horizons, 57(3), 311-317.

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

Burg, M. (2017): VUCA – Vier Buchstaben, die die Welt erklären / Essay 1, in: VUCABLOG [Weblog], 3.11.2017, Online-Publikation, Abrufdatum: 04.05.2019

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.

Greven, C. U., Lionetti, F., Booth, C., Aron, E. et al. (2019). Sensory Processing Sensitivity in the context of Environmental Sensitivity: a critical review and development of research agenda. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews. 98, 287-305.

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.

Hüther, G., Storch, M., Cantieni, B., & Tschacher, W. (2017). Embodiment. Huber.

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.

Jackman, P. , Fitzpatrick, G., Lane, A., & Swann, C. (2019). Exploring bodily sensations experienced during flow states in professional national hunt jockeys. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 11(1), 92-105.

Jonsson, K., Grim, K., & Kjellgren, A. (2014). Do highly sensitive persons experience more nonordinary states of concsiousness during sensory isolation? Social Behavior & Personality. 42(9), 1495-1506.

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.

Kok, J., & Van den Heuvel, S. C. (2018). Leading in a VUCA World: Integrating Leadership, Discernment and Spirituality. Springer.

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.

Laloux, F. (2014). Reinventing Organizations: A guide to creating organizations inspired by the next stage of human consciousness. Nelson Parker. Deutscher Titel: Reinventing Organizations. Klett-Cotta.

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.

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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.

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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.

Nandram, S. S., & Bindlish, P. K. (2017). Managing VUCA Through Integrative Self-Management. Springer.

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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.

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

Rivkin, W., Diestel, S., & Schmidt, K.-H. (2018). Which Daily Experiences Can Foster Well-Being at Work? Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 23(1), 99-111.

Rosa, H. (2016). Resonanz: Eine Soziologie der Weltbeziehung. Suhrkamp.

Rosa, H. (2005). Beschleunigung. Die Veränderung der Zeitstrukturen in der Moderne. Suhrkamp.

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

Sirch, S. (2017). Das flow4x4 Modell: Von der flow-Theorie in die Praxis. Unveröffentlichtes Manuskript.

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.

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

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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

Vervaeke, J. (2019). Flow States and Wisdom. Rebel Wisdom.

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.