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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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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

147 Ratings
Average Ratings
138
4
2
1
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

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

Rank #1: The Gun Debate (Rebroadcast)

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In light of recent events, we are rebroadcasting an edition of Two Guys on Your Head with Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke about the psychology behind both sides of America’s ongoing debate about firearms and gun control.

Aug 08 2019
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Rank #2: 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 #3: Confidence

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We might think that confidence is a performance and that some people are more believable than others because they exude a certainty that we don’t have. However, it turns out that confidence comes with experience and knowledge, and that having some hesitation about accuracy can be beneficial.

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

Jun 28 2018
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Rank #4: Uncut Special: Art Explains Research on How Dogs Read Human Facial Expressions

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This is too good to leave on the cutting room floor. Dr. Art Markman explains new research on how dogs read human facial expressions and what it could tell us about how they think.

Feb 16 2018
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Rank #5: Loudness

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We may be drawn to loud sounds in the environment, but do we really know why? On this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of volume.

Aug 02 2019
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Rank #6: 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 #7: 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 #8: Saying No

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We’ve done shows on the importance of being open to new opportunities; in short saying yes. And while saying yes is very important, we might be too prone toward saying yes to things when we should be saying no.

Why is hard to say no? Why don’t we take into account the opportunity cost when we’re considering our options?

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about how to practice saying no, and why it matters.

May 25 2017
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Rank #9: Zeigarnik Effect

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Completing all the tasks we have to do during the day can be exhausting, but we might not realize the fatigue we feel due to all of the things we leave undone.

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

Also, check out the article Rebecca McInroy references in this week’s show.

Apr 13 2018
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Rank #10: Life After Loss: How to Reshape, Move On and Let it Go

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A traumatic event in life is like a scratch on a record. Every time the record player, or your mind, runs over the scratch, it skips. This skipping record thought pattern is called rumination. Until we’re able to fill the scratch, it will keep skipping. So how do we fill the scratch, move on and heal? On this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the various ways we live with and explain grief, and they offer some strategies that might help it make sense.

Sep 15 2017
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Rank #11: 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 #12: Negotiation

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Negotiation is a complicated process. In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about some psychological elements that can make it a little easier.

May 17 2018
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Rank #13: 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 #14: Being Late

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Have you ever wondered why some people are always punctual, even early, and other are perpetually late? In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about some of the psychology behind synchronizing our cultural and personal “clocks”, and how to put yourself in a less anxious space no matter who you are.

Apr 21 2017
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Rank #15: Pronouns

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When it comes to language, the psychology around how we use words is as interesting and as consequential as the words themselves.

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of closed classed words in English like pronouns, determiners, conjunctions, and prepositions, and why it’s so hard for us to change them.

Sep 01 2017
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Rank #16: Rewarding In The Workplace

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In our last episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talked about how to influence behavior using rewards first, then examples, and finally verbal direction. However, things aren’t that simple when it comes to building teams and motivating groups, especially in the workplace.

In this follow-up edition, they discuss how to structure rewards at work for the best long-term results.

Jul 06 2017
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Rank #17: Kindness

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We might think that human beings are innately kind or innately cruel, as it turns out neither is fully true. Kindness is one of those things that is a learned behavior. The more we practice kindness the more we, and others around us, tend to practice the same behavior.

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

Nov 24 2016
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Rank #18: Mindfulness and Memory

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When it comes to mindfulness there is clear evidence that practicing it can be beneficial, but perhaps not for everyone all the time. It might even have some adverse effects on memory.

In our final piece in our series on mindfulness, Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman, and Dr. Bob Duke talk about mindfulness and memory.

Dec 15 2017
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Rank #19: Civility

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We may think that civil discourse is a good idea, but when it gets down to practicing it how skilled are we? In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke take on the psychology of civility.

Aug 03 2018
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Rank #20: DNA Testing

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As humans, we like to categorize, and with services like Ancestry.com and 23 and Me, we have new ways to figure out where we fit and where we don’t. But what can we really find out that we don’t already know?

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

Jun 22 2018
8 mins
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