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January 28, 2022

DYOR Part II: Motivated Reasoning and Expertise

By: Rebecca McInroy

DYOR stands for Do Your Own Research. It is a common acronym used throughout the internet due to how fast and easily misinformation can spread. It is encouraging people to research things and become informed before making a decision. However, it turns out it’s not so easy to do your own research for a variety of reasons that have to do with human psychology and culture.

In the second in a two-part series on the psychology of doing your own research Two Guys on Your HeadDr. Art Markman, and Dr. Bob Duke talk about motivated reasoning and expertise.

 


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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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May 17, 2024

Cause and Effect

It can be difficult to understand how to navigate behavior when there is no direct cause and effect between what you’re doing and the impact you want to have. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman, and Dr. Bob Duke, talk about why it’s important to take daily actions toward long-term goals.

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May 10, 2024

Time, Attention, and How To Get Things Done

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 our goals within tasks to stay motivated and get more done.

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May 3, 2024

Transparency

There’s a lot going on below the surface when it comes to what we reveal and conceal. In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman, and Dr. Bob Duke, talk about a few perplexing dimensions of the psychology of transparency.

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April 26, 2024

Abstinence vs. Moderation

Some of our behaviors tend to get in the way of goals we would like to achieve or even the lives we want to live, but changing our behavior can be more complicated than we think. In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman, and Dr. Bob Duke, talk about the psychology of […]

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