Episodes

January 14, 2022

Neuroticism

A recent study suggests there are 4 characteristics that mentally well people share: openness to feelings, openness to emotions, truthfulness, and they’re not neurotic. But what does that really mean? In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head,  Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke we’ll conclude our series unpacking each characteristic with a […]

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January 7, 2022

Truthfulness

A recent study suggests there are 4 characteristics that mentally well people share: openness to feelings, openness to emotions, truthfulness, and they’re not neurotic. But what does that really mean? In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head,  Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke continue our series unpacking each characteristic with a discussion […]

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December 31, 2021

The Sh*t Sandwich

You may think that bookending a critique in two compliments is a good strategy, but it turns out it has unintended negative consequences. In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of the “sh*t sandwich.”

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December 24, 2021

Loyalty and Dissent (Rebroadcast)

Loyalty is an interesting and elusive concept. As much as we may profess our loyalty to a certain organization, institution, person, belief system, etc. if that bond–as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about in this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, –is only as strong as your last dissenting act, it may be time […]

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December 17, 2021

Feeling Positive Emotions

Are extroverts really happier than introverts? It turns out, maybe, but there is more to the story. In the third installment of our Two Guys on Your Head series on attributes of mental wellness, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about a subcomponent of the personality characteristic of extroversion that has to do […]

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December 10, 2021

Openness To Feelings

It turns out that being open to feelings–happy, sad, angry, uncomfortable…– is an important element of mental wellness. But there is a lot to unpack. In the second installment of KUT’s Two Guys on Your Head series on the characteristics of mental wellness, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about a facet of […]

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