Flow and Regulatory Compatibility: An Experimental Approach to the Flow Model of Intrinsic Motivation

  title={Flow and Regulatory Compatibility: An Experimental Approach to the Flow Model of Intrinsic Motivation},
  author={Johannes Keller and Herbert Bless},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  pages={196 - 209}
  • J. Keller, H. Bless
  • Published 1 February 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
The authors propose that the experience of flow (Csikszentmihalyi, 2000) as reflected in the deep involvement in an activity perceived as intrinsically rewarding represents a regulatory compatibility experience. The research addresses the notion that the compatibility of critical person (e.g., skills) and environmental factors (e.g., demands) involved in a given activity elicits subjective experiences that render the respective activity rewarding. Two studies are reported that investigate the… 

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