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The Emotion Machine is a psychology and self improvement site that was first started in June of 2009. We pride ourselves in being able to deliver practical and helpful information that is backed by both scientific research and personal experience.

Today, we have over 500 articles on a diverse range of topics including cognitive psychology, behavior psychology, social psychology, positive psychology, mindfulness meditation, existentialism, Buddhism, and many other schools of thought.

Our core philosophy here is to learn from as many different perspectives as possible – then we encourage you to take what works for you and ditch what doesn’t work for you. Self improvement is a constant process of self-exploration and self-experimentation.

To keep this site going, it takes a lot of time, energy, and money. For example, we just recently upgraded our hosting and mailing services due to increases in traffic and subscriptions. We’ve also been hacked recently and needed to hire people to help us recover all of our material.

It’s not easy to make this site the best it can be, but it’s something that we find highly rewarding and we want to continue making The Emotion Machine a valuable resource in the future.

If you enjoy this website and enjoy what we do, please consider contributing in one of the following ways:


PayPal Donation

One of the best and most direct ways to contribute is to provide a donation on PayPal.

These payments allow me to continue paying the monthly fees on this website, as well as help me to be a normal human being by getting food, clothes, and being able to pay rent on my small one bedroom apartment. I’m not rich, I’m just trying to get by doing what I love.






Also please consider a monthly subscription via PayPal. If you regularly read my articles, watch my videos, and follow me on social media, I don’t think it’s unreasonable for me to ask for a small monthly subscription.

These monthly payments can go a long way because they allow me to better plan my expenses in the future and expand The Emotion Machine toward new projects (like new ebooks and online courses).


Monthly Donation Options




I completely understand that not everyone has money to contribute. If you’re struggling financially, please don’t donate – but if you are doing well and enjoy The Emotion Machine, your donations will be greatly appreciated.


Shop on Amazon

Many of the recommendations to books and products on this site are linked to Amazon. If you are about to do some online shopping, it would be very helpful to go through one of these links before you start.

You don’t even need to buy any of my recommended books directly. Just clicking on one of the links to Amazon will give me a small commission on anything you buy within the next 24 hours.

Amazon is one of the biggest online shopping sites on the web, so I know most of you probably use it anyway. If you could remember to use one of my links before you do your regular shopping, that would be much appreciated by me.

Click here before you do your shopping on Amazon


Share My Stuff

You can also help support The Emotion Machine in other ways by sharing my articles with others. I recommend checking out my Best Articles page if you’re looking for great articles with friends or family. Post them on your Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, or wherever!


Thank You So Much

However you choose to support The Emotion Machine, I want to say that I’m greatly appreciative and thankful for it. Without you guys, this site wouldn’t exist. Anything you guys can do to help make this site a better place is a great service not only to me, but the thousands of daily readers who enjoy The Emotion Machine everyday. Thank you, thank you, thank you!