Episodes

August 5, 2022

Porosity vs. Meditation

“Porosity” is a term developed by anthropologist Tanya Marie Luhrmann and psychology researcher Kara Weisman, to help understand the root of religious and spiritual beliefs. They argue that at the heart is the concept of a porous boundary between mind and world and that people in all human societies have conflicting intuitions about this boundary. […]

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July 29, 2022

Porosity Complicated

Last week’s episode focused on the concept of “porosity” a term developed by anthropologist Tanya Marie Luhrmann and psychology researcher Kara Weisman, to help understand the root of religious and spiritual beliefs. They argue that at the heart is the concept of a porous boundary between mind and world and that people in all human […]

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July 22, 2022

Porosity

When attempting to understand the root of religious and spiritual beliefs, anthropologist Tanya Marie Luhrmann and psychology researcher Kara Weisman argue that at the heart is the concept of a porous boundary between mind and world and that people in all human societies have conflicting intuitions about this boundary. In this episode of  Two Guys […]

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July 15, 2022

Reframing Negative Thoughts

Negative thoughts aren’t always bad, but when they are keeping you from things you want to do it may be time to reframe your perspective, especially when considering how we talk to ourselves. In this episode of  Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman, and Dr. Bob Duke, talk about how to get out […]

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July 8, 2022

Teaching and Learning Part II: The Experience

In order to effectively teach, we may need to reframe the idea of teaching altogether. In Part II of our look at the psychology of teaching and learning with Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman, and Dr. Bob Duke, explore the role of creating effective learning experiences.

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July 1, 2022

Teaching and Learning Part I: The Master Class

When we try to learn something new we might be tempted to sign up for the very popular master classes that are popping up all over the place, but how effective is getting advice in the process of learning? In Part, I of our look at the psychology of teaching and learning with Two Guys […]

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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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