Episodes

June 24, 2022

Memory, Trauma, and PTSD (Rebroadcast)

We may underestimate the role that our emotions of an event play in our memory of that event. But it turns out there are ways to manipulate those memories and separate the emotion out; even from Flashbulb memories. In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman, and Dr. Bob Duke talk […]

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June 10, 2022

Reasoning From The Desired Conclusion

When we go about joint problem solving it’s important to agree on what problem we’re solving for and then go about working toward a solution. However, many times this doesn’t happen. In today’s episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke, talk about how the psychology of reasoning from […]

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June 3, 2022

Virtual Grieving

When we lose someone close to us we go through a very significant and public grieving process. When we hear of horrific tragedies our bodies and brains want to grieve for those losses as well, but we don’t have the same social community to grieve with. In today’s episode of Two Guys on Your Head, […]

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May 20, 2022

Guns (Rebroadcast)

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.

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May 13, 2022

Power, Negotiation, and Ourselves (Rebroadcast)

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. Bob Duke off some other options that might […]

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May 6, 2022

Hobbies Part II

The COVID-19 pandemic was the catalyst for what has been termed the Great Resignation, which may allow people more time to consider taking up a new hobby. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman, and Dr. Bob Duke continue their discussion of the psychology of hobbies

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April 29, 2022

Hobbies Part I

The COVID-19 pandemic was the catalyst for what has been termed the Great Resignation, which may allow people more time to consider taking up a new hobby. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman, and Dr. Bob Duke take a look at the psychology of hobbies.

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April 15, 2022

Math, Music, and The Brain

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 between these proclivities. As Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke […]

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April 8, 2022

Protect Your Boredom

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, Dr. Art Markaman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the […]

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April 1, 2022

Wordle

Wordle is not just an incredibly fun and addictive game, as  Dr. Art Markman, and Dr. Bob Duke point out in this week’s Two Guys on Your Head, it can teach us a lot about the psychology of how we learn.

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March 25, 2022

Laughing In The Face of Disaster

A lot of us who are not experiencing disaster, war, or significant hardship may wonder how others who are can get through the day-to-day. It might be even more foreign to us to think how anyone could possibly laugh or smile or make jokes during such times. However, in this episode of Two Guys on […]

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March 18, 2022

Age and Perception

A listener asked a question about why it is that we can feel a lot younger than we are. This prompted Two Guys on Your Head,  Dr. Art Markman, and Dr. Bob Duke to explore the psychology of how we perceive age.

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