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My Top 10 Psychology Articles of 2014

Another year is coming to an end – this article is a celebration of the top 10 best psychology and self improvement articles published in 2014 at The Emotion Machine. As of today, there have been more than 500+ articles published here in the past 5 years. These are great places to start learning more […]

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Cognitive Bias Modification: Train Your Mind to See The Positive

Is your mind biased to see the positive or the negative in your environment? A new form of self-therapy called cognitive bias modification attempts to train your mind to see the positive through a fun and interesting new technique. In fact, a recent study has shown that cognitive bias modification (CBM) has been proven to […]

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Free Won’t: Why You Shouldn’t Take Any Single Thought Too Seriously

You can’t take any single thought you have too seriously. Why? Because your mind is a lot like a “mental playground,” constantly generating and experimenting with new solutions and new ideas. Therefore, no single thought can possibly define you. So you had a scary or negative idea, or image, or dream? No big deal – […]

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How to Stop Being Jealous of Other People’s Success

“100% of all haters in the world are unrealized potential.” Joe Rogan You can tell a lot about a person by how they react to other people’s happiness and success. For many, we seem to get easily threatened when we see other people doing better than us in some area in life. We find it […]

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Just You and Your Thoughts

Imagine just you and your thoughts, alone in an empty room, with nothing else to distract you. How long would you be able to spend in this room by yourself? For most people, the answer seems to be “not very long at all.” In a recent study published in Science, participants were asked to spend […]

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