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How to Overcome Stereotype Threat: Looking Beyond Society’s Expectations

We live in a world full of expectations. Society often expects us to act a certain way and be a certain way depending on who we are and what the “norms” are in a particular culture. These are the stereotypes we all have to face to some degree. Stereotype threat is when we fear conforming […]

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Why It’s Healthy to Reflect on Your Past Relationships

Whenever we experience a fall-out or a break up with someone, we often have a natural tendency to reflect on that relationship. Often it can be a painful process. We ruminate constantly about someone – staying up all night thinking about the mistakes we made, the negative signs we missed, and all the things we […]

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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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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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Accepting Your Bias

Every mind has a bias, because everyone’s beliefs and worldview are shaped by their own unique experiences within a particular environment. So no single person has a perfect view of reality. Instead, we each have our own window into reality. And everyone’s view is going to be a little bit different. Therefore, every person you […]

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