Two Guys on Your Head

Two Guys on Your Head

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TED Talks

TED Talks! Love 'em or hate 'em they may be changing the way we approach science. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about what it is about these captivating orations.

I.Q. Tests (Rebroadcast)

We value brains. We hold test scores in high esteem. We spend money and hours on brain training games and ginseng. But what does intelligence really mean? How do we define and gauge actual smarts? Does a high IQ predict success? In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr....

Politeness

Why say please and thank you? It turns out there's a lot more to it than just being polite. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology and purpose of politeness.

Pet Peeves

Things may really annoy you, but when do they hit that sweet spot where you become fond of them? When do they become your pets? In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of pet peeves.

Talkback: Hearing Loss and Happiness

In this new feature, we are offering to podcast listeners only, we respond to listener comments about recent shows we did on hearing loss and another on happiness. If you have questions or comments please email us at twoguys@kut.org. Thanks!

Omission Bias

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about omission bias.

Plagiarism

"Thou shalt not steal" might be an old concept, but when it comes to ideas we're still in the infant stages of understanding how theft works. So we might ask, "why does it matter if someone plagiarizes someone else? It's not like I took an object from someone else." It turns out, it's a big...

Hope and Motivation

Does hope actually motivate us to change? A listener sent in this question and we thought we would explore the answer. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about how effective hope is when we want change.

Procrastination (Rebroadcast)

Procrastination is the all-too-familiar foe of productivity, but why do some wait until the last minute to even get a project started? In this episode of "Two Guys on Your Head" Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke explore the psychology behind procrastination, and how we can overcome factors that might be keeping us from...

Hearing Loss

Hearing loss happens to everyone who's lucky enough to age. But it's not like just any other age related illness, mainly because you and others around you, might not know it's happening. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about what makes hearing loss so...

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