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Social Distancing and Spontainaity

When it comes to video conferencing and meeting online the dynamics of our social interactions are a lot different than when we are meeting face to face. On this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke, talk about social distancing and spontaneity.

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Place, Identity, and New Social Norms

Covid-19 has made us rethink a lot especially when it comes to our social lives, our work lives, and our family lives. On this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke, talk about identity and adapting to a changing environment.

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Avoidance Avoidance Conflict

We may think that decision making is a process that we undertake in the same way no matter what the choices are that we have to make, but in this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about how our brains work differently when both choices have…

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Moral Injury

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

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The Mandela Effect

When large groups of people believe something has happened that has not actually happened it is referred to as The Mandela Effect. In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about how this happens from a psychological perspective.

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Closet Recordings: Naomi Shihab Nye

For this edition of This is Just To Say, The Closet Recordings, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain reads, “Wedding Cake” by Naomi Shihab Nye.

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Closet Recordings: Dorianne Laux

In this edition of This Is Just To Say, The Closet Recordings, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain reads, “If This is Paradise,” by Dorianne Laux.

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Abstraction and Base Rate Neglect

One thing that happens during a pandemic is that a lot of numbers, percentages, charts, and graphs get tossed around on a daily, even hourly basis. However, all those numbers and graphics are really difficult for us to process. On this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke…

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Closet Recordings: W.S. Merwin

In this edition of This Is Just To Say, The Closet Recordings, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain reads, “The Unwritten,” by. W.S. Merwin.

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Closet Recordings: Barbara Ras

In this edition of This Is Just To Say, The Closet Recordings, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain reads, “You Can’t Have It All,” by Barbara Ras.

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Closet Recordings:Marie Howe and The Poetry Lesson

On this special edition of This Is Just To Say, The Closet Recordings, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain read “Courage” by Marie Howe, and adds a lesson to all you young poets out there for how to write an ode. This is a great exercise for you to do with your kiddos this weekend! We…

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The Role of Identity in Processing Information

When it comes to how information influences our mood, how we identify ourselves plays a big role. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the role of identity in processing information.

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Closet Recordings:Jack Gilbert

In this, the tenth, edition of This is Just To Say, The Closet Recordings, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain reads, “Failing and Falling,” by Jack Gilbert.

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Closet Recordings: Jane Hirshfield

In this, the ninth, edition of This is Just To Say, The Closet Recordings, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain reads, “Day Beginning with Seeing the International Space Station and a Full Moon Over the Gulf of Mexico and All Its Invisible Fishes,” by Jane Hirshfield.

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Closet Recordings: Philip Levine

In this, the eighth, edition of This is Just To Say, The Closet Recordings, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain reads, “The Mercy” by Philip Levine.

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Crisis and Guilt

During this time of crisis, you might be at home feeling guilty that you aren’t doing more to help people. You might not know what to do. You might feel you ought to be doing more. On this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke answer a listener…

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Closet Recordings: Pablo Neruda and The Friday Poetry Lesson

On this special Friday edition of This is Just To Say, The Closet Recordings, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain reads Pablo Neruda’s “Ode to My Socks” and adds a lesson to all you young poets out there for how to write an ode. This is a great exercise for you to do with your kiddos…

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Closet Recordings: Lucille Clifton

In this fifth of our Closet Recordings during the quarantine, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain reads “Blessing The Boats,” by Lucille Clifton.

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Closet Recordings: Stanley Kunitz

In this fourth of our Closet Recordings during the quarantine, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain reads “The Layers,” by Stanley Kunitz.

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Closet Recordings: Wendell Berry

In this third of our Closet Recordings during the quarantine, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain reads “The Peace of Wild Things,” by Wendell Berry.

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