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This article is about choice theory in psychology and education. For choice theory in economics, see rational choice theory .
Concentrating upon a task is one aspect of flow. Flow is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. In essence, flow is characterized by complete absorption in what one does. Proposed by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi , the positive psychology concept has been widely referenced across a variety of fields. [ 1 ] According to Csikszentmihalyi, flow is completely focused motivation . It is a single-minded immersion and represents perhaps the ultimate experience in harnessing the emotions in the service of performing and learning .