Two Guys on Your Head

Each week on Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke, explore different aspects of human behavior and the brain.

In conversations hosted by producer Rebecca McInroy, the two renowned psychologists cover everything from the effects of sugar on the brain, to what's happening in our minds while we sleep, and much, much more.

Listen to the Two Guys every Friday at 7:51 a.m., 1:49 and 4:51 p.m. on KUT-FM. You can always dig into the posts below or checkout and subscribe to podcasts via iTunes

We'd love to know what you're curious about!  Email us your topics and suggestions at twoguys@kut.org. And follow Two Guys on Twitter: @2GoYH

Why Learning Styles Don't Really Exist

Apr 8, 2016
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Are you an auditory learner or a visual learner?  If you answered yes, you would be right. That's because we use all our senses to learn and process information.

Our reliance on the theories of learning styles to explain our success or failure of understanding certain information is actually serving our human need to put things into categories – combined with our need to explain things when they don’t work.

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The science, the politics and the general understanding of gender here in the U.S. have evolved dramatically over the last 30 years, but what does that mean for how we understand ourselves and others?

In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about how changing definitions of gender affect the ways we see ourselves.


Innovation and creativity are terms thrown around at conferences like SXSW, but what do they actually mean? So, how can we nurture creativity and innovation, and not just give lip service to its value?

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, recorded live at SXSW 2016, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about what we can do to foster creativity and innovation in our own lives, in the lives of our children and in the workplace.


How to Deal with Anything That Comes Your Way

Mar 18, 2016
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When the unexpected happens, some people shut down. Others are cool as cucumbers. We might think that the people who handle crisis well are just born that way or, perhaps, they are just flexible.

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke look at stress and talk about how experiences help you become a more flexible person, and why it's important to learn to deal calmly with whatever comes your way.


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We might think that as long as we have great test scores, the right degree, or certain awards, that we are a shoe-in for that job we just applied for. But the truth is you could have all of that and more and still not get the job. 

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke, talk about what matters, and what doesn't, when it comes to your application.


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Should you let your kids swear like sailors, or should you put the hammer down? Why are certain words even considered "bad?"

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology behind swearing and raising kids.

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Why do we give gifts? Why can giving gifts be stressful? What are the gifts that really matter? What are the gifts that people will remember?

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke, talk about the psychology of gift giving.


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Why do we confess when we feel bad about something we've done or haven't done? What is the evolutionary benefit of getting something off your chest? In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke explore the psychology of confession.


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In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of getting back as much as we give.


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In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the way we make decisions when we don't have a lot of information, and the way we gain knowledge through experience that we can't always articulate.


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You might think that your happiness is based on the choices you make in life, and for the most part you would be right. But whether you're happy with your decisions actually depends a lot on how you frame the process. 

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of decision-making and happiness.


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In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the illusions that we have around the choices we make — number one being that we have actual choices to make.


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In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of accountability.

We might think that in order to keep order in our households, work places, or classrooms, that its important to hold people accountable for their negative behavior. However, what that can lead to is a playing field that allows for either nothing to happen, or punishment. It is more important to focus on the behaviors we want to see continue, as opposed to giving energy to avoiding the negative.

Still a little confused? Listen back as Art and Bob explain the details.


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It’s that time of the year when we resolve to drink less, exercise more, save money, etc.

It may feel really good to intend to do “better” in the new year, but as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke explain in this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, real change takes planning and hard work.


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During the holidays we might have things to buy, people to see, and places to go; specific goals that shape our daily lives, not much different than other times of the year.  But, we may also find that we have time off work, time to sit back and do nothing, time to get lost. 

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychological value of "getting lost", and the beauty of discovery.


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For many of us, the holidays mean spending time with our families, carrying out traditions that we’ve practiced for years.

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about while it can be very stressful, it can also be a beautiful time of re-centering, and give us an opportunity to become psychologically close to the person that we used to be in childhood.


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In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of punishment.

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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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In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of xenophobia.

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In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about how to exit conversations, and keep group discussions from being co-opted.


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