About Steven Handel

Steven Handel is the creator of The Emotion Machine. He has been writing about various topics in psychology and self improvement for over 6 years. Check out his self improvement toolkit for free guides and workbooks. Also check out his recommended psychology books to discover more about how the human mind works.

How We’ve Lost Our Tribal Mentality – And Why it Hurts Us As A Society

What is a tribe? A tribe is a group of people that care for each other and look out for each other no matter what. They are bonded by a strong sense of shared values, meaning, and purpose in life. … Continue reading

How to Plant Powerful Ideas in People’s Minds That Actually Take Root and Grow

Our memory is a very fickle thing. We are constantly being bombarded with new stimuli and new information, and only a very small percentage of it is actually remembered. So if you want to be a thought leader, marketer, or … Continue reading

Self Improvement Is a Puzzle: We Need All the Pieces to Fit Together

Self improvement is a lot like a puzzle – it requires that we work on many different pieces in our lives and find a way to get them to all come together harmoniously. Focusing on one area in your life … Continue reading

Hive Mind: The Synergistic Effects of Being Around Really Smart People

IQ is one of the oldest and most reliable measures in all of psychology. While IQ isn’t a perfect measure of intelligence, most research has found it to be strongly associated with a wide-range of mental ability including memory, attention, … Continue reading

Meditation Is A Type of Technology, Like a Telescope or Microscope

Meditation is a popular subject that comes with many different connotations. For many, it is seen as a type of magical or esoteric tool that connects you with a supreme force of the universe. However, according to The Mindful Geek: … Continue reading