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The Myth of Happiness

And they lived happily ever after, isn’t just a cliched ending, it’s psychologically destructive. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the myth of happiness.

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The Psychology of Happiness

Many people chase after goals that seem to them important and promising—getting into the right college, getting the dream job, moving to a big house. But what do you really need to be happy? To have a sense of fulfillment and joy? And why is it important? Listen back to KUT’s Views and Brews recorded…

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Audience Q&A: Money and Happiness

Listen back to Two Guys on Your Head recorded live at The Cactus Cafe in Austin, Texas for a Views and Brews, as KUT’s Rebecca McInroy talks with Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke about the psychology of happiness. In this episode, we answer an audience question about money and happiness.

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Why Talk About Happiness?

Listen back to Two Guys on Your Head recorded live at The Cactus Cafe in Austin, Texas for a Views and Brews, as KUT’s Rebecca McInroy talks with Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke about the psychology of happiness. Many people chase after goals that seem to them important and promising—getting into the right…

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Joy vs. Happiness

We might think the idea of happiness and joy are interchangeable, but as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss on this episode Two Guys on Your Head they are very different.

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Honesty & Happiness

If you’ve caught yourself wanting to lie in a social situation, you’re not alone. Honesty is a huge part of trust in every relationship but can be difficult to maintain across all sorts of interactions. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about honesty and happiness.

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Status

Status is a double-edged sword. On the one hand having status can give you access to opportunities you wouldn’t otherwise have, and on the other losing it can be very hard to deal with psychologically. On this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology…

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Money and Happiness (Rebroadcast)

The idea that money doesn’t make you happy is easy to get behind if you have it, but if you don’t it’s a hard one to buy into (pun intended). Yet the correlation to money and happiness is more complicated then one might think. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art…

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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….

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Achievements and Happiness (Rebroadcast)

“Working to achieve something can be great, as long as we enjoy the process of working to achieve something.” -Art Markman So you just got that raise you’ve been working toward, and a new project starts tomorrow, and you’re making great money, but — you don’t really like the work. You’re moving up, but you’re…

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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 [email protected] Thanks!

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Parenting Adult Children

Figuring out how the nature of relationships changes over time can be tough, especially for kids and their parents. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Bob Duke and Dr. Art Markman talk about the challenges of parenting your kids as they transition into adulthood, and what to do to make this…

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Money and Happiness

Some might say that as long as you have your needs covered, the amount of money you have is irrelevant to your happiness. While for others, money has a lot to do with well-being. As Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss in this show, the ratio of money to happiness has more to…

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Memory, Imagination, and Happiness

When it comes to imagination and happiness, it turns out there’s a lot going on. If you think, as William Arthur Ward said, “If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it,” you might be in for a surprise when it comes to well-being. In this edition…

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Decision Making And Happiness

Decision making and happiness, how one influences the other, in this edition of Two Guys on Your Head with Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke.

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Rethinking Work For a Happier Life

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about how to rethink your work week for a happier life.

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Days Of The Week

This week we talk about why certain days of the week “feel” differently than others, and what we can do to help ourselves optimize each day.

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Higher Ed: Happiness 101?

History, Biology, English, Calculus. Those are some of the more traditional subjects taught in classrooms. But what if happiness were taught in school? In this episode of KUT’s podcast Higher Ed, Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger discuss teaching happiness in school. What would that look like in a classroom? And if…

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The Psychology of Happiness

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about what goes into our ability to naturally be happy, and how we can influence our perspective to feel more positive.

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Does Money Really Make You Happy?

The idea that money doesn’t make you happy is easy to get behind if you have it, but if you don’t it can be a hard concept to buy into (pun intended). Yet the correlation between money and happiness is more complicated then one might think. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head…

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