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Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke explain how our brain works.

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April 8, 2021 7 min
We’ve all heard of it, but what is it? On this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of the midlife crisis.
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We may use the saying, “it’s a slippery slope,” without knowing the full psychological dimensions of it. That’s why in this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, we asked Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke to explore what the saying actually entails.
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March 25, 2021 8 min
You’ve heard the saying, “walk a mile in someone else’s shoes.” But does that literally mean you have to put yourself in someone’s position in order to understand where they are coming from? As Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about in this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, according to a […]
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March 19, 2021 8 min
From a Views and Brews recorded live at the Cactus Cafe in 2019, KUT’s Rebecca McInroy talks with Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke about the psychology behind how to interviewing for a job.
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It can be hard to talk with kids about tough things; a death or sickness in the family, the loss of a job, mental illness, the list goes on. But as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about in this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, learning strategies for opening up conversations is better […]
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March 6, 2021 8 min
Selfishness gets a bad rap, but as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about in this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, taking time for yourself is a necessity.
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March 1, 2021 8 min
Holding the attention of a group isn’t easy, but as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about in this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, a little confidence can go a long way.
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February 19, 2021 8 min
When it comes to disasters and preparing for them there is a lot we might not consider. In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of being in the midst of catastrophe (in this case a very cold one) and how to mentally focus in […]
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January 28, 2021 8 min
You may think that bookending a critique in two compliments is a good strategy, but it turns out it has unintended negative consequences. In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of the “sh*t sandwich.”
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January 22, 2021 7 min
Loyalty is an interesting and elusive concept. As much as we may profess our loyalty to a certain organization, institution, person, belief system, etc. if that bond–as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about in this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, –is only as strong as your last dissenting act, it may be time […]
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January 15, 2021 7 min
We may think we understand history from the classes we took in school. Yet, there is so much more to the events and the players than we memorized in class. In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about how biographies add a missing dimension to the psychology of […]
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January 10, 2021 8 min
It can be hard to lose, and at times, to play by the rules, but as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about in this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, politics is more than just a game.
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January 4, 2021 7 min
There are a lot of hopes riding on 2021, and those hopes have a lot to do with why categorization is so important. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of “The New Year.”
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January 4, 2021 8 min
We may take for granted our ability to count, but as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about in this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, there’s a lot more to it than meets the eye!
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December 7, 2020 7 min
When we have two things that are very similar to each other we might wonder, why do we have two when they seem to be the same? Turns out this is important for many reasons. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the principle of […]
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November 26, 2020 8 min
This year’s holidays might look a lot different for many of us due to the pandemic and social distancing, but they don’t have to be all bad. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of virtual holidays.
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November 21, 2020 7 min
Developing new skills is about a lot more than practice. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the importance of building perceptual acuity.
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November 14, 2020 8 min
When we see something, like a chair, we are not only seeing the chair but our brains are also making calculations as to what that chair can afford us; give us a place to sit perhaps. It turns out that we are making those types of calculations all the time. In fact, the relationships change […]
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November 8, 2020 8 min
We might consider pessimism to be a negative attribute, but it turns out that sometimes pessimism can give us the energy we need we need in order to help us to accomplish our goals. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about defensive pessimism.
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November 6, 2020 7 min
The ups and downs of rewards that praise participation in this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, with Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke.
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