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Revenge Fantasies

08:40 | Jan 18th

In the heat of the moment, revenge can be an appealing idea to consider but often it has devastating results with fleeting satisfaction. Revenge narratives permeate popular media and we dislike when a wrongdoer goes unpunished, so why don’t we actual...Show More

Acquaintances in the Wild

09:33 | Jan 11th

We’re used to seeing certain people in one context, but why do we get so thrown off when we see them elsewhere? How do cultural differences in collectivism and individualism shape the way we may perceive people in a variety of settings? On this editi...Show More

Labels

07:57 | Jan 3rd

Labels are an essential part of distinguishing between one another but they can also pigeonhole one’s sense of identity. How can we adjust our approach to labeling mental illnesses, particularly in children, in a communally constructive way? On this ...Show More

Resolution [Re-Broadcast]

07:51 | Dec 28th, 2018

Happy 2019! It’s that time of the year when we resolve to drink less, exercise more, save money, etc. It may feel really good to intend to do “better” in the new year, but as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke  explain in this 2015 edition of Two Guys ...Show More

Exercise & Sleep

08:41 | Dec 21st, 2018

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 ...Show More

Honesty & Happiness

09:19 | Dec 13th, 2018

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. A...Show More

Leadership and Trust

08:01 | Dec 7th, 2018

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.

Leadership and Being Liked

07:57 | Nov 30th, 2018

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 ten...Show More

Thanksgiving (Rebroadcast)

08:04 | Nov 23rd, 2018

For many of us, Thanksgiving means spending time with our families, carrying out traditions that we’ve practiced for years. While it can be very stressful, messy, and challenging to spend time with family members you don’t see very often, it can also...Show More

Status

08:04 | Nov 16th, 2018

Status is a double-edged sword. On the one hand having status can give you access to opportunities you wouldn’t otherwise have, and on the other losing it can be very hard to deal with psychologically. On this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Ar...Show More

Data

08:22 | Nov 9th, 2018

Humans are not rational beings, and when it comes to data this is blindingly evident. On this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about data and the brain.

Greed (Rebroadcast)

08:04 | Nov 2nd, 2018

Is greed good?  Is greed a human instinct?  Why are some people inclined to hoard? For some individuals, greed and selfishness are much more commonly displayed than generosity. So, it might be fair to say greed feels more natural for some. On the oth...Show More

Sugar And The Brain (Rebroadcast)

07:38 | Oct 25th, 2018

Why is it hard to have just one of those delicious slices of pound cake over the holidays? Well, it turns out it has less to do with the creamy butter and more to do with the way our brains react to those sweet white grains of sugar. In this edition ...Show More

Metaphors and Framing Discourse

08:19 | Oct 19th, 2018

Many times we use metaphors not only to illustrate what we are talking about but also to denote that we belong in a certain group. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of metaphors and f...Show More

Scooter Culture

08:14 | Oct 12th, 2018

We might fancy ourselves as responsible, socially conscious people, but when new technologies such as communal scooters are introduced into our environments all that can easily fly out the window. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Mar...Show More

Gaslighting

08:09 | Oct 4th, 2018

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 cred...Show More

Reinvention

08:03 | Sep 27th, 2018

When and why do we take risks? What goes into the process of remaking yourself at any age or stage of life? What is the role of grief when we talk about reinvention? These are some of the questions we discussed with Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke a...Show More

How We Learn Language

07:55 | Sep 24th, 2018

Can you remember what it was like for you to learn your native language?  Probably not, but why is that? As humans, we begin learning to speak our native language during the earliest stages of our lives, in infancy.  Most people don’t have many acces...Show More

Weaponizing Anger

08:19 | Sep 14th, 2018

Anger is an interesting emotion. It creates energy and can be contagious, it can also motivate you to act. But it’s not always the most effective form of motivation if you want to get people to think and work together to create change. On this editio...Show More

Time

07:53 | Sep 11th, 2018

Time flies when you’re having fun, the old saying goes. But how can time – maybe the most fundamental concept of the universe – feel different under different conditions? On this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman, and Dr. Bob Duke – b...Show More

The Cheerleader Effect

08:05 | Aug 30th, 2018

A few weeks ago we came across an article on “The Cheerleader Effect,” or the idea that people seem more attractive in a group than in isolation. Although there does seem to be evidence that this is true, we couldn’t help but speculate as to why. In ...Show More

Praise (Rebroadcast)

07:55 | Aug 23rd, 2018

“Hey, you know, you’re really good at that.” That feels good to hear, doesn’t it? Praise always feels good to hear, but not all praise motivates us to try new things, challenge ourselves or deal with failure. In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head,...Show More

Money and Happiness (Update)

07:54 | Aug 22nd, 2018

A few months ago, we rebroadcast an episode on Money and Happiness. The show focused on research into whether money brings happiness. The researchers’ conclusion was that money helps, but happiness is contingent on what we spend it on. If we buy expe...Show More

Belief Revision

08:06 | Aug 9th, 2018

Say a store you love changes hands and you aren’t too fond of the new place. So why do you continue to go back to the store when you know it’s not the same? Turns out a lot of psychology goes into the decision-making process around this dilemma. On t...Show More

Civility

07:55 | Aug 3rd, 2018

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.

Jerks (Rebroadcast)

07:50 | Jul 30th, 2018

This week, the Two Guys On Your Head, Dr. Art Markman, and Dr. Bob Duke, will toss around the topic of jerks – and provide some insightful, doctor prescribed strategies for handling difficult people in our lives.

Framing Discourse

08:08 | Jul 19th, 2018

Sometimes we get so wrapped up in a debate that it doesn’t occur to us to change the frame of the conversation. However, as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about in this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, it’s always important to find new ways t...Show More

Cognition and Civic Engagement

1:00:47 | Jul 12th, 2018

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...Show More

Flip-Flopping

08:13 | Jul 12th, 2018

Last week’s conversation on editing left us thinking, maybe one reason why people are hesitant to edit their work is that they might be seen as going back on their ideas, or flip-flopping. In this week’s edition of Two Guys on Your Head Dr. Art Markm...Show More

Editing

08:13 | Jul 5th, 2018

When we’re just starting out as writers or artists it can be hard for us to go back to the drawing board after we’ve composed the first draft. But why is it easier to be willing to edit after years of experience? In this edition of Two Guys on Your H...Show More

Confidence

08:01 | Jun 28th, 2018

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 he...Show More

DNA Testing

08:02 | Jun 22nd, 2018

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,...Show More

Money and Happiness (Rebroadcast)

07:48 | Jun 14th, 2018

The idea that money doesn’t make you happy is easy to get behind if you have it, but if you don’t it’s a hard one to buy into (pun intended). Yet the correlation to money and happiness is more complicated then one might think. In this edition of Two ...Show More

Value (Rebroadcast)

08:00 | Jun 11th, 2018

Humans may take the card we swipe for granted at the grocery store when we buy food. We might look at our bank balance and not even think of how unique it is that we can translate those little numbers into experiences and things. It’s merely one of t...Show More

Online Privacy (Rebroadcast)

07:58 | Jun 1st, 2018

Understanding what we want to make public and what we want to keep private might seem like an easy choice. However, as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss in this episode of Two Guys on Your Head when it comes to life online, our brains aren’t q...Show More

Negotiation, Power, and Ourselves

07:47 | May 25th, 2018

Framing negotiations in terms of winning and losing w can set us up for disappointment, not only when it comes to how we negotiate with others but also how we negotiate with ourselves. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr....Show More

Negotiation

08:18 | May 17th, 2018

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.

Time, Attention, and How To Complete Tasks

08:03 | May 10th, 2018

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 motivat...Show More

Attention Spans

08:10 | May 5th, 2018

“People just don’t have the attention spans they used to,” is a popular refrain. But on this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, we ask Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke if there’s any truth to it.

Leadership and Motivation

08:09 | Apr 27th, 2018

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 an...Show More

Charisma and Leadership

08:12 | Apr 20th, 2018

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.

Zeigarnik Effect

07:44 | Apr 13th, 2018

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 ...Show More

Dissapointment

07:52 | Apr 5th, 2018

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 disa...Show More

Guns (Re-broadcast)

07:35 | Mar 31st, 2018

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology behind both sides of America’s ongoing debate about firearms and gun control.

Extra: Talking To Kids About The Recent Bombings in Austin

03:36 | Mar 23rd, 2018

Dr. Art Markman offers some advice on how to talk to your children about the Austin bombings.

#AustinBombings

08:06 | Mar 22nd, 2018

In this special edition of Two Guys on Your Head Dr. Art Markman and Rebecca McInroy talk about the psychology of the current moment in Austin and how to negotiate moving forward following the traumatic events of this month.

Boredom (Re-broadcast)

07:52 | Mar 17th, 2018

It seems that people today carry with them the constant mantra “I’m so busy.” It can be tough to juggle work, kids, and life in general, but a lot of that feeling of being overwhelmed may be our own fault. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr...Show More

Accountability

07:55 | Mar 8th, 2018

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 h...Show More

Creation

07:39 | Mar 2nd, 2018

Tearing something down is quick, easy, and very gratifying. What is more time-consuming and difficult is creating, building, and constructing. However, as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about in this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, the reaso...Show More

Theatre

07:35 | Feb 22nd, 2018

It might seem odd that when we have so much entertainment at our fingertips every day that anyone still treks out to see live theatre. However, as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss in this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, psychologically we m...Show More

Dognition

07:36 | Feb 16th, 2018

We are as transfixed as you are by the Westminster Dog Show. So on this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about why we want to know what our lovely pups are thinking.

Uncut Special: Art Explains Research on How Dogs Read Human Facial Expressions

09:24 | Feb 16th, 2018

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.

The Placebo Effect

07:35 | Feb 8th, 2018

There are a lot of factors that help to regulate our overall health and wellness. If we are content in our lives and relationships, we are more likely to be healthy. If we exercise and eat well, we reap the benefits in our mind and body. Also, as rec...Show More

How vs. Why Knowledge

07:43 | Feb 2nd, 2018

Because we know “how” things work sometimes we think we understand “why” these things work as they do, and that can be a problem. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the difference between “how” vs. “...Show More

Presenter’s Paradox

07:35 | Jan 26th, 2018

When thinking about how we present ourselves, say at a job interview, we might think that the more good stuff we tell our prospective employer the better. However, that’s not really the case. Our best assets can be overshadowed by the average of all ...Show More

Nostalgia

07:56 | Jan 18th, 2018

Last month on All Things Considered NPR’s Kelly McEvers and Pop Culture Happy Hour‘s Linda Holmes and Glen Weldon talked about this era of TV and movies, many of which are catering to Gen X nostalgia. Weldon asserted that, “…the strongest nostalgia y...Show More

Generosity

08:04 | Jan 12th, 2018

We give for many reasons, and most of the time it feels pretty good to help other people. But when you’re on the receiving end of generosity feelings can be mixed. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about ...Show More

Outcome Bias

07:35 | Jan 5th, 2018

We’re biased towards what we pay attention to, and we generally pay more attention to outcomes rather than process. Yet, if we really want to learn from our mistakes or our successes, we have to look at the process as well. On this edition of Two Guy...Show More

You Can’t Step Into The Same River Twice

07:53 | Dec 22nd, 2017

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus is noted as having said,  “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” But what does that mean for us today? On this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Mar...Show More

Mindfulness and Memory

07:50 | Dec 15th, 2017

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...Show More

The Darker Side of Mindfulness

07:56 | Dec 8th, 2017

There are many benefits to mindfulness, but it might not be for everyone. On this week’s edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the more negative elements of being present.

Mindfulness

08:36 | Dec 2nd, 2017

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...Show More

The Psychology of Thanksgiving (Rebroadcast)

07:59 | Nov 16th, 2017

For many of us, Thanksgiving means spending time with our families, carrying out traditions that we’ve practiced for years. While it can be very stressful, messy, and challenging to spend time with family members you don’t see very often, it can also...Show More

Reading Vs. Listening (Rebroadcast)

08:12 | Nov 16th, 2017

Have you ever told someone, “Hey, I read that book!” then continued with a guilty, “…well, I listened to the audio version.” It’s time to wash that guilt right out of your soul, because in this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr...Show More

Political Polarization

08:26 | Nov 2nd, 2017

Yes, we are a people divided, but what does that really mean and how can we come together? In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of political polarization.

Uncertainty and Tragedy

08:11 | Oct 27th, 2017

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’...Show More

Math, Music, and The Brain

08:13 | Oct 20th, 2017

There are some things that just feel like they’re true. For example, the idea that people who are gifted musicians are also good at learning math, or vice versa. However, there isn’t any data that suggests that there are any links in the brain betwee...Show More

Boredom

08:05 | Oct 13th, 2017

It seems that people today carry with them the constant mantra, “I’m so busy.” And as it can be tough to juggle work, kids, and life in general, a lot of that feeling of being overwhelmed may be our own fault. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head...Show More

Football and Brain Injury

08:29 | Oct 6th, 2017

It can be said that ignorance is bliss, and when it came to football that was the case for our own Dr. Bob Duke. A lifelong football fan, Duke was thrown into a dilemma by a recent study done by researchers at Boston University that revealed that, “c...Show More

Writer’s Block (Rebroadcast)

08:06 | Sep 29th, 2017

Writer’s block! That phrase might induce panic and a recollection of a familiar experience. It’s a very common phenomenon. So what is it? When in the beginning stages of undertaking a new writing project, a writer might find themselves blocked – stuc...Show More

Praise (Rebroadcast)

07:58 | Sep 22nd, 2017

“Hey, you know, you’re really good at that.” That feels good to hear, doesn’t it? Praise always feels good to hear, but not all praise motivates us to try new things, challenge ourselves, or deal with failure. In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head...Show More

Life After Loss: How to Reshape, Move On and Let it Go

07:33 | Sep 15th, 2017

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 skippi...Show More

The Value of Understanding

08:17 | Sep 8th, 2017

As gratifying as applied research is, to set out to answer a specific research question, it’s not always the best way to come up with new ideas, discover new things, and develop understanding. For these things you need basic research or just a curios...Show More

Pronouns

08:04 | Sep 1st, 2017

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 w...Show More

Painkillers (Rebroadcast)

08:14 | Aug 24th, 2017

The high reliance on painkillers by the medical community has become an increasingly controversial topic.  For patients, that reliance can easily transform a treatment into an addiction. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and D...Show More

Nouns

08:30 | Aug 20th, 2017

Popular linguistic theories like, Sapir–Whorf hypothesis, give us the idea that language determines how and what we think. However, looking at the psychology behind how we use language points in another direction. In this edition of Two Guys on Your ...Show More

Unintended Consequences Of Policy

08:37 | Aug 11th, 2017

On average most policies are put in place to help people, protect people, or regulate dangerous behavior, so why don’t these policies work? In the most recent episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the unintende...Show More

Struggling vs. Suffering

08:04 | Aug 4th, 2017

Struggle has a way of defining us. But while we often use struggles to teach lessons and build resilience, a struggle without a purpose doesn’t always yield positive results. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke ...Show More

Imposter Syndrome (Rebroadcast)

08:15 | Jul 27th, 2017

Most people feel in over their heads when they first enter a challenging situation or even a new job. And, while conventional wisdom suggests those with trepidations about trying new things should “fake it ’til they make it,” it may not always be the...Show More

Humiliation

07:54 | Jul 21st, 2017

Humiliation can make us feel small and insignificant, so why do humans humiliate one another? In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of humiliation and how you can make choices in your lif...Show More

Scientific Terminology

08:39 | Jul 14th, 2017

One of the reasons it’s so difficult to relate scientific findings to the general public is because the same words literally take on different meanings in those realms. In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke decons...Show More

Rewarding In The Workplace

08:29 | Jul 6th, 2017

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...Show More

How To Influence Behavior

08:20 | Jun 30th, 2017

When thinking about what drives human behavior there is what we say, what we do, and then what we reward. However, as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about in this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, people tend to respond to these things in reve...Show More

Embodied Empathy

08:13 | Jun 24th, 2017

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? According to a study published in The Journal of Personalit...Show More

Sequels

08:16 | Jun 15th, 2017

We may think that we prefer something brand-new to something we’ve seen before, but the truth is we are more likely to enjoy things we are familiar with. In this edition of Two Guys On Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psycho...Show More

Online Sharing

08:25 | Jun 8th, 2017

There are many places to air your grievances online, and you might think that the rant itself makes you feel better, and you would be half right. As Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about in this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, sharing your pr...Show More

Writer’s Block (Rebroadcast)

08:04 | Jun 5th, 2017

Writer’s block! That phrase might induce panic and a recollection of a familiar experience. It’s a very common phenomenon. So what is it? When in the beginning stages of undertaking a new writing project, a writer might find themselves blocked – stuc...Show More

Saying No

07:59 | May 25th, 2017

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 tak...Show More

Metrics

08:34 | May 18th, 2017

Data is great, but it can’t tell you everything you need to know. So why do we love it so much? In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the upsides and the downsides of metrics.

Live Views & Brews: Randomness (or “What If Everything Doesn’t Happen For A Reason?”)

1:03:51 | May 18th, 2017

Join KUT’s Rebecca McInroy along with Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke as they talk about how we make sense of randomness in our lives, why we have a hard time processing statistics, and why our brains like to connect the dots.

Post-Project Depression

08:15 | May 11th, 2017

Many soon-to-be graduates might be asking themselves, “what do I do now?” On this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about how to deal with the lows that come after you complete a major goal.

Suppressing Anger

08:02 | May 4th, 2017

There are a lot of metaphors that give us a picture of what anger is and how it affects our health. We may “bottle things up,” which causes us to get “hot” and need to “blow off steam.” However accurate they may feel to us at the time, they mask heal...Show More

Hate

08:05 | Apr 28th, 2017

What is the point of hate? It feels bad, it causes all kinds of problems, and it destroys relationships. So why did hate persist as we evolved? In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of hat...Show More

Being Late

08:40 | Apr 21st, 2017

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...Show More

Picture Taking

08:05 | Apr 13th, 2017

You might think that cell phones make everything worse. We can’t remember phone numbers anymore, we are addicted to checking texts and emails, and we end up taking thousands of crappy pictures each month. What good can ever come of this? As Dr. Art M...Show More

Live Views & Brews Taping: Are We Conscious Automata?

57:57 | Apr 7th, 2017

Teaming up with the Elisabet Ney Museum, KUT & Views & Brew‘s Rebecca McInroy and Dr. Art Markman & Dr. Bob Duke of Two Guys On Your Head consider the eternal question posed by Ney’s husband in 1890 “Are We Conscious Automata?”  What can psychology t...Show More

Breathing

07:59 | Apr 6th, 2017

When we think of all the things we’re sold to reduce stress in our lives, the one that will actually work is free-breathing. So why don’t we utilize our ability to change our physiology through slowing down and taking deep breaths more often? In this...Show More

Starstruck

08:02 | Mar 31st, 2017

Have you ever caught sight of a celebrity or someone you consider to be a “star” and, even though you are a completely intelligent, interesting, and charismatic person, you turn to mush when you say hello to them? In this edition of Two Guys on Your ...Show More

V&B – Live Taping on Uncertainty & Disruption

1:03:38 | Mar 28th, 2017

Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke join KUT’s Rebecca McInroy to talk about the psychology of uncertainty and how disruption can be a good thing.

Brain Games (Rebroadcast)

07:34 | Mar 23rd, 2017

You can go to the gym and work out your quads, or your biceps, or your balance and isolate those muscle groups to focus improvement of those areas of function with work. So it’s not too far of a stretch to assume if we exercise specific areas of our ...Show More

Reading Minds

07:34 | Mar 17th, 2017

Psychics have something going on, but that’s not what we’re talking about here. In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about why we think people can read our minds, why they can’t, and how we can have better i...Show More

Numbers

07:55 | Mar 9th, 2017

A lot of us can listen to a newscast or a lecture about, global warming or the federal budget, and hear numbers in the trillions mentioned and think we know what is being discussed. We might even come out with a sense that we learned something about ...Show More

Privacy

07:34 | Mar 3rd, 2017

Understanding what we want to make public and what we want to keep private might seem like an easy choice, however as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss in this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, when it comes to life on-line our brains aren’t q...Show More

Coincidence (Rebroadcast)

07:35 | Feb 24th, 2017

Have you ever thought of a friend you haven’t seen in a long time only to run into them the same day? Have you ever thought of a historical figure and had that same person be a clue in the New York Times crossword puzzle? In this edition of Two Guys ...Show More

Enculturation

07:58 | Feb 17th, 2017

What one person might term enculturation another might term brainwashing, but no matter what you call it, in psychology it’s pretty much the same thing. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psycholo...Show More

Fake News

07:57 | Feb 10th, 2017

Whether or not you’re shocked by the plethora of fake news, you might be surprised to learn that such information–fake or not–does have unexpected effects on the way you see the world. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr....Show More

Choice (Rebroadcast)

07:48 | Jan 27th, 2017

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the illusions that we have around the choices we make — number one being that we have actual choices to make.

Personalities, Gender and Openness to Experience

07:36 | Jan 20th, 2017

You might think that whether or not you say yes or no to something is based on logic or reason, but as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke continue to talk about in this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, there are more psychological reasons for your ans...Show More

Saying “Yes”

07:34 | Jan 13th, 2017

You might think that whether or not you say yes or no to something is based on logic or reason, but as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about in this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, there are more psychological reasons for your answer than you...Show More

Memorization

07:49 | Jan 6th, 2017

There are so many fascinating aspects of what we remember and what we forget, but one we rarely ask about is what is the point of memorization. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about why it’s important to...Show More

The Generation Effect

07:34 | Dec 30th, 2016

We might think that when we hear or read something we learn it, but that assumption would be incorrect. As Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke point out in this edition of Two Guys on Your Head we have to work to produce ideas in order to really underst...Show More

Curiosity

07:46 | Dec 26th, 2016

When we are born we know very little about the world and need to learn in order to survive, hence the propensity for curiosity. However some people are just more curious than others, so why is this? In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art M...Show More

Thinking Vs. Doing

07:58 | Dec 15th, 2016

When we are ready to get something done we’re in “doing” mode, and when we are contemplating what we want to do we are in “thinking” mode. This seems easy enough to understand. So why do we rush into making decisions that don’t turn out to be so grea...Show More

Counterfactuals

07:59 | Dec 9th, 2016

Humans have an innate ability to imagine the unimaginable. More often than not, this manifests in everyday situations – “woulda, coulda, shoulda” sort of situations – like whether you would’ve been late to that job interview, if you hadn’t done x, y ...Show More

Bullying

07:45 | Dec 1st, 2016

People don’t feel that great when their locus of control is compromised, and that’s pretty much what bullying is all about. So why does bullying exist and how does it function? In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke...Show More

Kindness

08:18 | Nov 24th, 2016

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...Show More

Communication and Technology (Rebroadcast)

07:34 | Nov 18th, 2016

If you live in the modern world – as you most likely do – you’re probably seen it: two people standing next to each other, engrossed in text conversations happening on their mobile devices, while oblivious to each other or anything else happening aro...Show More

Election Results 2016

08:27 | Nov 11th, 2016

No matter which party you voted for last Tuesday, this election has revealed a lot about the psychology of our country. There is a lot of anger, alienation, and fear on both sides and it will take hard work to recover and move forward. We might not b...Show More

The Psychology of Civic Engagement – Live

1:09:16 | Nov 9th, 2016

Everything from what motivates people to vote, to why we’re much more politically polarized today than we’ve ever been. In this discussion, KUT’s Two Guys on Your Head (Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke) joins KUT’s Rebecca McInroy  and The Annette St...Show More

Polarization

08:09 | Nov 4th, 2016

Have we evolved into a nation of extremes? In an election season like this one (as if we’ve ever seen anything like this) we may think that there is no middle ground, and there’s a reason for that. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head Dr. Art Mar...Show More

Voting

08:30 | Oct 28th, 2016

We get it, voting requires effort and it’s a choice, but that doesn’t predispose it to being something people just don’t do, so why don’t more people go to the polls when it comes to voting? In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. art Markman a...Show More

Protecting Your Brain As You Age (Rebroadcast)

07:36 | Oct 20th, 2016

Whether we like it or not, time marches on. And as it does, we age. One of the most challenging realities for everyone to face in life is that we are all, inevitably, destined to grow old (if we’re lucky, that is). Aging correlates to a steady declin...Show More

Popularity

07:34 | Oct 14th, 2016

We might consider ourselves pretty savvy. We choose the “best” toothpaste, bottled water, or television set. We go to the movies we “want” to see, and listen to the music we like because it’s “good”. What we might not take into consideration is how p...Show More

Brain Briefs Book Launch [Part Three]

48:18 | Oct 13th, 2016

It’s a three-part discussion with KUT’s 2 Guys on Your Head, celebrating one great book! Join KUT’s Rebecca McInroy in conversation with Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke to talk about their new book Brain Briefs: Answers to the Most (and Least) Press...Show More

Brain Briefs Book Launch [Part Two]

25:50 | Oct 13th, 2016

It’s a three-part discussion with KUT’s 2 Guys on Your Head, celebrating one great book! Join KUT’s Rebecca McInroy in conversation with Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke to talk about their new book Brain Briefs: Answers to the Most (and Least) Press...Show More

Brain Briefs Book Launch [Part One]

56:05 | Oct 13th, 2016

It’s a three-part discussion with KUT’s 2 Guys on Your Head, celebrating one great book! Join KUT’s Rebecca McInroy in conversation with Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke to talk about their new book Brain Briefs: Answers to the Most (and Least) Press...Show More

Value

07:24 | Oct 6th, 2016

We humans are interesting animals. We may take for granted the card we swipe  at the grocery store when we buy food. We might look at our bank balance and not even think of how unique it is that we can translate those little numbers into experiences ...Show More

Home

08:10 | Sep 30th, 2016

When we suffer the loss of a home, we may ask why the trauma is so deep. Why are we so devastated by the loss of “things”? A listener asked us this very question on Facebook after she lost her home in the Bastrop County fires of 2011. In this edition...Show More

Fear and Motivation

07:20 | Sep 22nd, 2016

When we are afraid we typically act! We run away, we shout, we lash out, we do. Fear is a great motivator, but as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about in this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, there is a downside to acting out of fear alone.

Dissonance and Behavior

07:33 | Sep 15th, 2016

How does dissonance effect behavior? In this episode Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke use the example of climate change to  explore how we deal with dissonance in our lives and beliefs.

Bias and Behavior

07:20 | Sep 8th, 2016

It’s no secret that this political season is a display of some interesting human behavior, and we’ve had a lot of listener questions about how biases form, the psychological impact of heated rhetoric, and what is going on “under the surface” of the A...Show More

Achievements and Happiness (Rebroadcast)

07:34 | Sep 2nd, 2016

“Working to achieve something can be great, as long as we enjoy the process of working to achieve something.” -Art Markman So you just got that raise you’ve been working toward, and a new project starts tomorrow, and you’re making great money, but — ...Show More

TED Talks

08:21 | Aug 25th, 2016

TED Talks! Love ’em or hate ’em they may be changing the way we approach science. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about what it is about these captivating orations.

I.Q. Tests (Rebroadcast)

07:34 | Aug 18th, 2016

We value brains. We hold test scores in high esteem. We spend money and hours on brain training games and ginseng. But what does intelligence really mean? How do we define and gauge actual smarts? Does a high IQ predict success? In this episode of Tw...Show More

Politeness

07:48 | Aug 11th, 2016

Why say “please” and “thank you”? It turns out there’s a lot more to it than just having good manners. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology and purpose of politeness.

Pet Peeves

08:32 | Aug 4th, 2016

Things may really annoy you, but when do they hit that sweet spot where you become fond of them? When do they become your pets? In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of pet peeves.

Talkback: Hearing Loss and Happiness

20:25 | Aug 2nd, 2016

In this new feature, we are offering to podcast listeners only, we respond to listener comments about recent shows we did on hearing loss and another on happiness. If you have questions or comments please email us at twoguys@kut.org. Thanks!

Omission Bias

08:33 | Jul 28th, 2016

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about omission bias.

Plagiarism

07:55 | Jul 21st, 2016

“Thou shalt not steal” might be an old concept, but when it comes to ideas we’re still in the infant stages of understanding how theft works. So we might ask, “why does it matter if someone plagiarizes someone else? It’s not like I took an object fro...Show More

Hope and Motivation

07:42 | Jul 14th, 2016

Does hope actually motivate us to change? A listener sent in this question and we thought we would explore the answer. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about how effective hope is when we want change.

Hearing Loss

08:22 | Jun 30th, 2016

Hearing loss happens to everyone who’s lucky enough to age. But it’s not like just any other age related illness, mainly because you and others around you, might not know it’s happening. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and D...Show More

Emotional Contagion

07:44 | Jun 23rd, 2016

Have you ever wondered why when you are around happy people, you feel happier, and when you’re around sad people you feel a little sadder? Emotions can be contagious, just like the flu. However, recent studies show that the way we emit and convey emo...Show More

Guns

07:38 | Jun 17th, 2016

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology behind both sides of America’s ongoing debate about firearms and gun control.

Feeling Age

07:37 | Jun 9th, 2016

The psychology of feeling age in this edition of Two Guys on Your Head with Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke.

Speed Reading

07:30 | Jun 3rd, 2016

Speed reading! “Now this sounds like a fantastic skill,” you might say to yourself. “Where can I learn how to do this?” Well that’s a little tricky, because the psychological research on reading and comprehension, so far concludes that it’s just not ...Show More

Why We Make Rules

07:20 | May 26th, 2016

We might take rules for granted. For example, we all know that 55 mph means 62 mph, and that crosswalks are for leisure time–just kidding. But, seriously, do we ever wonder why we make rules in the first place? In this edition of Two Guys on Your Hea...Show More

Rule Breakers

07:26 | May 20th, 2016

“Why do some people think that the rules don’t apply to them?” That is a question one listener tweeted us a few weeks ago. It turns out that the idea of rules and rule breaking opens up a Pandora’s Box of complexities that it’s gonna take more than o...Show More

Parenting Adult Children

07:20 | May 12th, 2016

Figuring out how the nature of relationships changes over time can be tough, especially for kids and their parents. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Bob Duke and Dr. Art Markman talk about the challenges of parenting your kids as they tr...Show More

Money and Happiness

07:45 | May 6th, 2016

Some might say that as long as you have your needs covered, the amount of money you have is irrelevant to your happiness. While for others, money has a lot to do with well-being. As Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss in this show, the ratio of ...Show More

SXSW2016 Live

51:50 | Apr 29th, 2016

In this special SXSW edition of Two Guys on Your Head, KUT’s Rebecca McInroy joins Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke in a discussion about the myth of invention and the process of creativity.

Memory, Imagination, and Happiness

07:49 | Apr 29th, 2016

When it comes to imagination and happiness, it turns out there’s a lot going on. If you think, as William Arthur Ward said, “If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it,” you might be in for a surprise when it co...Show More

Imagination and Change

07:33 | Apr 21st, 2016

Have you ever been in a situation that you just can’t see your way out of? Have you ever been stuck on a path you did not want to follow? In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about how we can practice gainin...Show More

Ending Relationships

07:20 | Apr 15th, 2016

Why is it so hard to get out of a relationship that just isn’t working? It might be a job that you don’t like, or a friendship or partnership that is not okay. You want out, but can’t seem to cut the ties. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr...Show More

Defining Gender

07:20 | Mar 31st, 2016

The science, the politics, and the general understanding of gender here in the US has evolved dramatically over the last 30 years, but what does that mean for how we understand ourselves and others differently through time. In this episode of Two Guy...Show More

Innovation and Creativity

07:27 | Mar 24th, 2016

A talk about memory, innovation, creativity and productivity, live at SXSW 2016, with Dr. Art Markman, Dr. Bob Duke and Rebecca McInroy.

Flexibility

07:38 | Mar 17th, 2016

When the unexpected happens, some people shut down, while others are cool as cucumbers. We might think that the people who handle crisis well, are just born that way, perhaps they are just flexible. However, in this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, ...Show More

Applying For Jobs

07:23 | Mar 11th, 2016

We might think that as long as we have great test scores, the right degree, or certain awards, that we are a shoe-in for that job we just applied for. But the truth is you could have all of that and more and still not get the job. That’s because so m...Show More

Swearing

07:20 | Mar 4th, 2016

Should you let your kids swear like sailors, or should you put the hammer down? Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology behind swearing and raising kids.

Gift Giving

07:20 | Feb 26th, 2016

Why do we give gifts? Why can giving gifts be stressful? What are the gifts that really matter? What are the gifts that people will remember? In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke, talk about the psychology of gif...Show More

Confession

07:53 | Feb 19th, 2016

Why do we confess when we feel bad about something we’ve done or haven’t done? What is the evolutionary benefit of confession? In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke explore the psychology of confession.

Reciprocity

07:36 | Feb 12th, 2016

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss the psychology of reciprocity.

Circadian Rhythms

07:20 | Feb 4th, 2016

The regularity of the Earth’s dark-light cycle is why all creatures, humans included, have biological clocks. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about Circadian Rhythms.

Low Information Decision Making

08:13 | Jan 29th, 2016

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about low information decision making.

Choice and Decision Making — Live Discussion

1:05:00 | Jan 26th, 2016

In this special live Views & Brews edition of Two Guys On Your Head, KUT’s Rebecca McInroy joins Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke in a discussion about the psychology of choice and decision making.

Decision Making And Happiness

07:34 | Jan 21st, 2016

Decision making and happiness, how one influences the other, in this edition of Two Guys on Your Head with Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke.

Choice

07:34 | Jan 14th, 2016

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the illusions that we have around the choices we make; number one being that we have actual choices to make.

Accountability

07:48 | Jan 7th, 2016

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

Resolutions

07:34 | Dec 31st, 2015

It’s that time of the year when we resolve to drink less, exercise more, save money, etc. It may feel really good to intend to do “better” in the new year, but as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke explain in this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, real...Show More

Getting Lost

07:45 | Dec 25th, 2015

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychological value of “getting lost”, and the beauty of discovery.

Tradition

07:25 | Dec 17th, 2015

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

Punishment

07:46 | Dec 10th, 2015

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

Guns

07:38 | Dec 3rd, 2015

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

Xenophobia

07:37 | Nov 27th, 2015

In this episode of Two Guys On Your Head Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of xenophobia.

How To Exit Converations

07:34 | Nov 19th, 2015

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about how to exit conversations, and keep group discussions from being co-opted.

Reference Points

07:34 | Nov 13th, 2015

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about how we make value judgments based on reference points.

Framing Effects

07:26 | Nov 5th, 2015

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the why how we say something is as important, if not more important than, what we say.

Gestalt Principles And Language Development

07:34 | Oct 29th, 2015

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about understanding the difference between Behaviorism and Gestalt Psychology by looking at theories of language development.

Gestalt Principles

07:34 | Oct 22nd, 2015

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about “gestalt principles.”

Desire

07:34 | Oct 9th, 2015

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

Why We Tell Ghost Stories

07:34 | Oct 1st, 2015

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about how telling ghost stories can be good for us.

Why We Tell Stories

07:34 | Sep 24th, 2015

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke, talk about why our brains make sense of the world through stories, and what problems this can cause.

Rethinking Work For a Happier Life

07:34 | Sep 17th, 2015

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about how to rethink your work week for a happier life.

Days Of The Week

07:20 | Sep 10th, 2015

This week we talk about why certain days of the week “feel” differently than others, and what we can do to help ourselves optimize each day.

Reading and Child’s Brain

07:20 | Sep 3rd, 2015

What’s going on inside a child’s brain when you read to them? Get a little insight in this week’s episode of Two Guys.

Rewarding Mediocrity

07:20 | Aug 27th, 2015

The ups and downs of rewards that praise participation in this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke.

Expectations, Goals, and Happiness

07:20 | Aug 20th, 2015

Why is it that we’re not always as happy as we think we should be when we accomplish our goals? In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the concept of The Hedonic Treadmill, and what we can do to set ours...Show More

The Value of Failure

08:00 | Aug 12th, 2015

Failure is a word that carries a lot of baggage, arousing emotional responses that we’d usually rather avoid. What about success? Why does the thought of success conjure images and feelings of comfort and satisfaction. This week, “Two Guys on Your He...Show More

The Yuck Factor

07:34 | Aug 6th, 2015

In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the “yuck factor” and morality.

Diets, Dieting, and Food Rituals

07:20 | Jul 30th, 2015

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke, talk about the complex metabolic system that goes into how we eat and process food, and the benefits of food rituals and eating together, not only on our bodies, but on our b...Show More

V&B: Two Guys On Your Head Live!

1:07:46 | Jul 30th, 2015

In this episode of Views & Brews, KUT’s Rebecca McInroy joins Two Guys On Your Head’s Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke to talk about the psychology of living the good life, and planning for death.  We’ll discuss why it’s so difficult to confront end-...Show More

Virtual Therapy

07:34 | Jul 23rd, 2015

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss the purposes of therapy and provide some perspective on the roles virtual therapy can and can’t fill.

The Imposter Syndrome

07:34 | Jul 16th, 2015

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke, talk about The Imposter Syndrome. What is the real problem when you feel inadequate? How can you help yourself overcome it when you recognize it?

Pain Killers, and Pain as Retribution

07:34 | Jul 9th, 2015

In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke, conclude our series on pain with a discussion on some interesting findings in psychology as to how pain killers work in the brain, and they talk about the cultural and biolog...Show More

Emotional Pain and Memory

07:34 | Jul 2nd, 2015

In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke, add to the series on pain and the brain, with a discussion on emotional pain and memory.

Phantom Pain

07:34 | Jun 26th, 2015

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke, kick off our three-part series on “Pain and The Brain” with a discussion of “Phantom Pain”. What it is, and how psychologists are finding new ways of helping patients who suf...Show More

Summer and Time

07:14 | Jun 19th, 2015

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about organizing time to make the most of time off.

Teaching The Process of Science

07:20 | Jun 5th, 2015

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke, talk about why it’s more important to teach the process of science, as opposed to just the outcomes science has produced.

Communicating Science

07:34 | May 28th, 2015

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about thinking scientifically, and some of the problems with communicating science to the general public.

Seeing and Perception

07:34 | May 21st, 2015

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke, talk about how we see with our brains, and some problems that can cause.

Defiance

07:34 | May 14th, 2015

Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss the psychology of defiance.

Egocentric Bias

07:34 | May 7th, 2015

Why do think we contribute more in a group situation than we actually do? In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of egocentric bias. It can be pretty destructive, but not necessarily in wa...Show More

Reading vs. Listening

07:33 | Apr 23rd, 2015

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about how our brains process information differently based on the mode of consumption.