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September 1, 2016

Achievements and Happiness (Rebroadcast)

By: Rebecca McInroy

“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 — you don’t really like the work. You’re moving up, but you’re not happy. It might be time to re-evaluate your situation, and maybe get on a different proverbial treadmill.

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 ourselves up for a happier life.


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June 18, 2021

The Continued Problem With TED Talks

It can be enjoyable, even exciting, and inspiring to watch TED Talks or read self-help books, or even listen to this show. But the truth is, doing these things won't solve the big problems. Just taking in information cannot feed the world, won't treat depression, and can't change behavior; these things take a lot of work and a lot of time. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman, and Dr. Bob Duke talk about why they won't help, yet why we still love them.  

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June 11, 2021

Online Shopping

What is it about online shopping that makes us feel so good, even when we don't actually purchase anything? In this edition of  Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman, and Dr. Bob Duke take stock of the psychology behind the online shopping experience.

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June 5, 2021

Confronting Noise and Bias

It's tough to eliminate bias and noise from any decision we make, so how do we deal with all the noise and bias in our life? As Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss in this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, prioritizing what's most important can help.

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