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“There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.”

Aldous Huxley


There comes a point in every person’s life when they need to make a change for the better.

They find themselves feeling stuck in a certain stage of their life – trapped in old ways, in old patterns – and they can’t seem to move on to the next chapter.

They finally have to tell themselves, “Enough is enough. I need to start doing something different.” Have you ever felt that way?

The Emotion Machine is an online resource in psychology + self improvement that helps guide people through these inevitable changes we all have to go through in life.

It first started in June 2009, and it currently has 500+ free articles on various topics in psychology and self improvement, including the latest discoveries and research in: cognitive psychology, social psychology, positive psychology, neuroscience, and much more.

The goal behind The Emotion Machine is to combine the work of many different fields into a comprehensive perspective on self improvement and mental health that anyone can follow.

Of course, making a change isn’t always easy, and it doesn’t happen overnight. I don’t like to insult people’s intelligence by telling them “This works like magic” or “I have all the answers.” I don’t.

There are no quick solutions to building a better life. Anyone who tells you otherwise is probably lying.

However, positive change is possible: if you are willing to make the time and effort to dedicate yourself to it.


Step 1: Check Out Our Free Self Improvement E-books

One of the best resources at The Emotion Machine is our free ebook collection which includes awesome self improvement guides such as “The Science of Self Improvement,” “Meditation Guide,” and “The Emotional Intelligence Toolkit.”

Free Self Improvement Downloads


Step 2: The Best of The Emotion Machine

The Emotion Machine currently has more than 500 posts on many topics related to psychology and self improvement, including happiness, motivation, habits, relationships, and meditation. Here are the most popular articles so far:

Best Self Improvement Articles


Step 3: Try Our Psychology Quizzes

Here’s a small collection of psychology quizzes at The Emotion Machine. These are a fun and simple way to learn more about yourself and spark healthy introspection:

Psychology Quizzes


Step 4: Check Out My Videos

The Emotion Machine also has its own YouTube channel where I make short videos about various topics in psychology and self improvement. Check it out here and feel free to subscribe to stay updated:

YouTube Channel


Step 5: Recommended Reading

I’m a very avid reader of books about psychology and self improvement. Here is my personal collection of favorite psychology books. Check them out:

Recommended Reading


Step 6: Support The Emotion Machine

If you enjoy and appreciate this website in anyway, please consider supporting us by donating to our PayPal or Patreon.

Any type of support you give is greatly appreciated and it keeps this site growing and evolving. Thank you!