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ERIC Number: EJ525775
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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ISSN: ISSN-0270-2711
The Conditions of Flow in Reading: Two Studies of Optimal Experience.
McQuillan, Jeff; Conde, Gisela
Reading Psychology, v17 n2 p109-35 Apr-Jun 1996
Examines conditions under which readers experience intense engagement in a text, termed "optimal experience" or "flow." Reports on two studies examining flow during reading. Concludes that (1) texts for pleasure reading or interest reading provided more flow; (2) fiction was more likely to produce flow than nonfiction; and (3) texts which provided flow gave the reader personal or intellectual benefits. (PA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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