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Rank #71 in Social Sciences category

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

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

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164 Ratings
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Cognitive psychology niblets

By Slfk227 - Sep 04 2017
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Great podcast with bite sized insights from cognitive psychology with everyday applicability.

Interesting and informative

By GWDOGS - Feb 26 2016
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This show always has interesting topics and is presented in an easy to follow format.

iTunes Ratings

164 Ratings
Average Ratings
153
4
3
2
2

Cognitive psychology niblets

By Slfk227 - Sep 04 2017
Read more
Great podcast with bite sized insights from cognitive psychology with everyday applicability.

Interesting and informative

By GWDOGS - Feb 26 2016
Read more
This show always has interesting topics and is presented in an easy to follow format.
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KUT » Two Guys on Your Head

Latest release on Aug 04, 2020

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

Rank #1: Mindfulness

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When was the last time someone said to you, “just take a breath?” It’s a way to slow down, be in the moment, create space. It’s also a big part of a mindfulness trend.

As Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about in this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, there are a lot of psychological reasons for why and how mindfulness works, and you don’t have to buy a yoga mat and incense to reap the benefits.

Dec 02 2017

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Rank #2: Gaslighting

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We might feel like we’ve been duped when we believe a lie someone has told us, and we may want to crawl in a hole when we share “fake news” on Facebook. But in actuality, we have evolved to trust vs. to question, which is why our tendency toward credulity if easily taken advantage of.

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of what is known as “gaslighting” and how to put checks in place so you are less susceptible to being taken for a ride.

Oct 04 2018

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Rank #3: Reverse Psychology

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What we refer to as “reverse psychology” is more or less a strategy of deception based on expected defiance, and any short term gratification is often met with long term problems. So why has reverse psychology become such a trope in parenting or dealing with contrarians?

On this episode of Two Guys on Your HeadDr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss “reverse psychology”.

Feb 01 2019

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Rank #4: The Mandela Effect

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When large groups of people believe something has happened that has not actually happened it is referred to as The Mandela Effect. In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about how this happens from a psychological perspective.

Apr 25 2020

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Rank #5: Uncertainty and Tragedy

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On a recent Views and Brews at The Cactus Cafe, Dr. Art Markman, and Dr. Bob Duke talked about how to process tragedy through media in uncertain times.

You can listen to the full conversation here, but we wanted to bring you a bit of it on this week’s edition of Two Guys on Your Head.

Oct 27 2017

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Rank #6: Occam’s Razor

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From seeing a UFO to advancing a conspiracy theory, often the simplest explanation is the most likely one. Yet we still tend to fancy convoluted ideas with lots of moving parts, just because they sound good to us.

On this episode of Two Guys on Your HeadDr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss Occam’s Razor.

Feb 08 2019

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Rank #7: Exercise & Sleep

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The two cheapest and easiest things we can do for our health is sleep more and exercise more, so why don’t we do it? Sleep and exercise have an immense impact on physical and mental health both in the moment and for your future self.

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about exercise and sleep.

Dec 21 2018

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Rank #8: Signal Detection (Part One)

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When thinking about the concept of a “micro aggression”, what we’re really doing is subscribing to signal detection theory. What is the theory and how does it come into play when we’re dissecting the behaviors of others?

In the first episode of this two-part conversation on Two Guys on Your HeadDr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss signal detection.

Mar 01 2019

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Rank #9: Joy

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What is joy? That is the question that prompted this week’s edition of Two Guys on Your Head with Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke.

You might vaguely understand the definition of joy, but when it comes to the psychology of joy the more know the better equip you are to set yourself up to experience more joy in your life daily.

May 10 2019

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Rank #10: Honesty & Happiness

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If you’ve caught yourself wanting to lie in a social situation, you’re not alone. Honesty is a huge part of trust in every relationship but can be difficult to maintain across all sorts of interactions.

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about honesty and happiness.

Dec 13 2018

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Rank #11: Leadership and Motivation

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Leadership is not as easy as it might appear. At times even leaders themselves might not be aware of everything that makes their leadership effective. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about leadership and they muse about how it’s easy to work harder than you need to.

Apr 27 2018

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Rank #12: Charisma and Leadership

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It turns out you can have too much of a good thing when it comes to your charismatic leader. On this week’s edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke explore why that is.

Apr 20 2018

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Rank #13: The Dark Triad

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In psychology, the “Dark Triad” refers to narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy. How do we identify those who are “high in the Dark Triad” and in what ways can these people be detrimental to our professional or personal life?

In this episode of Two Guys on Your HeadDr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss the Dark Triad.

Apr 12 2019

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Rank #14: Accountability

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We might think that in order to keep order in our households, workplaces, or classrooms, that it’s important to hold people accountable for their negative behavior. However, what that can lead to is a playing field that allows for either nothing to happen or punishment. It is more important to focus on the behaviors we want to see continue, as opposed to giving energy to avoiding the negative.

Still a little confused? In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of accountability.

Mar 08 2018

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Rank #15: The Psychology of Happiness

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Many people chase after goals that seem to them important and promising—getting into the right college, getting the dream job, moving to a big house. But what do you really need to be happy? To have a sense of fulfillment and joy? And why is it important?

Listen back to KUT’s Views and Brews recorded live at The Cactus Cafe in Austin, Texas as Rebecca McInroy, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke, of Two Guys on Your Head, ask: What characterizes well-being?

Dec 10 2019

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Rank #16: Dissapointment

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There are many reasons we might not be happy with the decisions we make, but it turns out not many of them have to do with the actual choice. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of disappointment.

Apr 05 2018

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Rank #17: Time, Attention, and How To Complete Tasks

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Time is important, especially when it comes to the brain. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about how our brains process and understand Time, and how we can reorient out goals within tasks to stay motivated and get more done.

May 10 2018

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Rank #18: Value in the Moment

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As tax day nears, it’s not a bad idea to look at our spending habits. Typically when we experience a windfall, we tend to spend more. When we come up short, we spend less. So although objectively we should maintain an average amount of spending, our financial habits continue to be influenced by how much we have at the moment.

In this episode of Two Guys on Your HeadDr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss value in the moment.

Mar 22 2019

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Rank #19: Leadership and Trust

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On this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke continue their discussion on leadership with a look at the psychology of leadership and the importance of trust.

Dec 07 2018

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Rank #20: Cognition and Civic Engagement

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Join KUT’s Rebecca McInroy along with professors Art Markman and Bob Duke as they talk about the psychology of social activism, the effectiveness of deterrence, and the health consequences of negative emotions.

Views and Brews is free and open to the public, hope to see you at the Cactus soon!

Jul 12 2018

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Hypochondria

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Hypochondrias is a condition where a person worries excessively and unduly about having a serious illness. It can be debilitating and require treatment from a psychologist. But oftentimes we refer to people who think they might be sick as having hypochondria because it is a way to dismiss their concern or say, “you always just think you are sick.” In this case, it’s important to recognize how and why we are interpreting our body’s signals in a negative way.

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of hypochondria, and the impact a positive mindset can have on your physical health.

Aug 04 2020

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Elephant in The Room

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We have all experienced walking into a room and noticing right away the giant elephant in the conversation that no one wants to talk about.

On this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss why it’s important to address the proverbial elephant in the room, and they offer some advice on how to it.

Aug 04 2020

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Children’s Stories

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Some stories just work. They are pleasurable to listen to and to tell. But why is that?

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke explain the psychology behind what makes a good children’s story.

Jul 17 2020

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Short-Term Focus For Long-Term Change

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It can be hard to think in terms of the long game when there is so much that needs our attention in the moment.

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss strategies for focusing in the short-term to make informed decisions that will affect the future.

Jul 16 2020

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Trust and Cooperation

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There is a certain amount of trust build into systems that work well, but when times are uncertain and tensions are running high what we trust can change.

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of trust and cooperation.

Jul 16 2020

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Leadership and Being Liked (Rebroadcast)

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If you’re in a leadership position you know you have to make some difficult decisions. Some of those decisions might put you in the doghouse for a while, but if you are motivated by the good of the group as opposed to the need to be liked, things tend to work out better.

In this edition of Two Guys on Your HeadDr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of leadership and being liked.

Jun 25 2020

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Categorization and Perspective

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We naturally categorize everything, it’s what we do as human beings. However, as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke explain in this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, how we categorize-especially when it comes to how we categorize ourselves-can change our perspective quite dramatically.

Jun 25 2020

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Protest and Change

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Demonstrations for Black Lives Matter over the past few weeks have already led to changes in policy and in society, yet as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss in this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, keeping up momentum for reform after the protests can be challenging.

Jun 12 2020

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Illness and Identity

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The way our physical bodies feel affects how our minds process and understand what’s going on around us. In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about illness and identity.

Jun 05 2020

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Social Distancing and Spontainaity

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When it comes to video conferencing and meeting online the dynamics of our social interactions are a lot different than when we are meeting face to face.

On this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke, talk about social distancing and spontaneity.

May 29 2020

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Place, Identity, and New Social Norms

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Covid-19 has made us rethink a lot especially when it comes to our social lives, our work lives, and our family lives.

On this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke, talk about identity and adapting to a changing environment.

May 29 2020

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Grief (Rebroadcast)

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A traumatic event, like the loss of a loved one, disrupts the continuity of the narrative of our lives. It’s a terribly stressful and disturbing experience to carry the burden of a loss that incites the grief reaction. Some losses are so huge in our lives that they just don’t make sense. They seem like they’ll never make sense.

On this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, with Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke, we’ll listen back to a show that first aired in 2014 on the psychology of grief and loss.

May 29 2020

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Avoidance Avoidance Conflict

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We may think that decision making is a process that we undertake in the same way no matter what the choices are that we have to make, but in this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about how our brains work differently when both choices have negative consequences.

May 09 2020

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Moral Injury

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On this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of moral injury.

May 02 2020

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The Mandela Effect

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When large groups of people believe something has happened that has not actually happened it is referred to as The Mandela Effect. In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about how this happens from a psychological perspective.

Apr 25 2020

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Social Media & Homeschooling in a Pandemic

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In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke take audience questions about how much is too much when it comes to social media, and how to get anything done when trying to homeschool your children and work your normal job, during a live virtual Views and Brews.

Apr 17 2020

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Abstraction and Base Rate Neglect

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One thing that happens during a pandemic is that a lot of numbers, percentages, charts, and graphs get tossed around on a daily, even hourly basis. However, all those numbers and graphics are really difficult for us to process.

On this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about abstraction and base rate neglect.

Apr 11 2020

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The Role of Identity in Processing Information

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When it comes to how information influences our mood, how we identify ourselves plays a big role. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the role of identity in processing information.

Apr 03 2020

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Crisis and Guilt

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During this time of crisis, you might be at home feeling guilty that you aren’t doing more to help people. You might not know what to do. You might feel you ought to be doing more.

On this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke answer a listener question: “how do you assuage the guilt about not being able to do more? Not able to order enough take out, sew masks, help coworkers homeschool their kids (or give breaks)??

Thank you for the question! Stay safe!

Mar 27 2020

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The Psychology of Hysteria

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In uncertain times it can be helpful, and feel good, to do something–anything. But why? On this edition of Two Guys on Your HeadDr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about how to navigate the psychology of hysteria.

Mar 20 2020

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iTunes Ratings

164 Ratings
Average Ratings
153
4
3
2
2

Cognitive psychology niblets

By Slfk227 - Sep 04 2017
Read more
Great podcast with bite sized insights from cognitive psychology with everyday applicability.

Interesting and informative

By GWDOGS - Feb 26 2016
Read more
This show always has interesting topics and is presented in an easy to follow format.