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October 12, 2023

Are We Motivated By Deadlines?

By: Rebecca McInroy

The way we respond to deadlines varies quite a bit. Some people fall apart when they’re up against a deadline while for others deadlines help them focus, and then there are those for whom deadlines don’t seem to matter at all. So, as with most things in science, the answer to the question about if deadlines actually help to motivate us is, it depends.

In this edition of Two Guys on Your HeadDr. Art Markman, Dr. Bob Duke, and Rebecca McInroy talk about deadlines and motivation.


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July 12, 2024

Balanced Pragmatism

We live in an era of deep division, and it’s hard for people with opposing views to even talk to each other. So, how can we begin to move toward compromise and collaboration? In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss the idea of “balanced pragmatism” as a possible way forward. […]

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July 5, 2024

Work and Happiness

Happiness is important when it comes to our working conditions, but it’s not the only factor to consider. As Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about in this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, a good balance of promoting happiness, creativity, and efficiency can be difficult but rewarding.

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June 28, 2024

Benefits of The Open Floor Plan

When you work in an open floor plan it’s hard to concentrate as you’re easily distracted, and you feel like a pest, but as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about in this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, they do have an interesting upside.

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June 21, 2024

The Open Floor Plan

Creating open floor plans for workspaces may be less expensive, but as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about in this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, psychologically, we’re paying a high price.

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June 14, 2024

Performance and Privilege

Performing social norms has benefits, however, when you have to perform all the time just to fit in, it can be stressful and exhausting. In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about performance and privilege.

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June 7, 2024

Performance and Gestures

Many of us go through life blissfully unaware of how and why we are performing, but as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss in this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, those performances, specifically gesturing, help us communicate in ways we are only now beginning to understand. Check out the study Art refers to […]

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May 31, 2024

Framing Discourse (Rebroadcast)

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

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May 24, 2024

Wandering

It’s sometimes difficult to justify doing an activity that isn’t related to work or achieving a specific goal, but as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss in this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, letting your mind wander and thinking of things other than your immediate task can be beneficial for your brain and […]

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