Episode 46: The Study of Personal Development and Psychology with Steven Handel from TheEmotionMachine.com


Today's episode a conversation with Steven Handel, who founded the popular psychology blog The Emotion Machine in 2009. Today, The Emotion Machine contains over 400 articles on many different topics on how your mind works and how you can improve it, including positive psychology, meditation, cognitive-behavioral therapy, emotional intelligence, and social psychology.Listen to find out more about:

  • Why reading about personal development won't help you (and what will)
  • What we can learn from the latest developments in neuroscience and psychology
  • Embodied cognition: what it is and how it influences the way we feel
  • How our environment and even our name can affect the way we behave
  • A treasure trove of online links related to psychology and personal development (see list below)

Useful Links

Psychology Feed:

PsyBlog: http://www.spring.org.uk

BPS Research Digest: http://bps-research-digestblogspot.com/

Mind Hacks: http://mindhacks.com

Brain Blogger: http://brainblogger.com

Discover: http://blogs.discovermagazinecom/ (Mind + Brain section)

Atlantic - Health: http://www.theatlantic.comhealth/

New Scientist - Health: http://www.newscientist.comsection/health

Wired - Science: http://www.wired.comwiredscience/

NeuroHacks: http://www.bbc.com/futurecolumns/neurohacks

Journal E-mail Alerts:

Sage - http://www.sagepub.com/homenav (Click “Email Alerts” on right sidebar, then select “Journal Alerts”)Springer - http://www.springer.com (Create a profile, then select “Manage Alerts”)

Personal development sites:

The Emotion Machine free guides and newsletter: http://www.theemotionmachine.com/freeguide

Say Hello

Steven:@StevenHandelFacebook: www.facebook.com/TheEmotionMachinewww.theemotionmachine.comHannah:@becomewhourFacebook: www.facebook.com/becomingwhoyouarewww.becomingwhoyouare.net

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 Intro and outro: Stephanie Murphy