This course builds on Dr. Locke's previous course, The Art of Introspection. The new course deals with more complex psychological issues that entail introspection. It presents a new theory of why people cry at happy events. It also covers: understanding complex emotions; understanding self-doubt and building self-confidence; protecting the integrity of one's soul and one's motivation to act in an irrational culture; seeking healthy, positive pleasures in life, including in art; and understanding what choosing to live really means (including the proper meaning of "the meaning of life" and its relationship to happiness).
This course was recorded at the 2009 Objectivist Summer Conference in Boston, MA.
(MP3 download; 4 hrs., 25 min., with Q & A, 182 MB)