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Art Markman

 

Art Markman, Ph.D., is Annabel Irion Worsham Centennial Professor of Psychology and Marketing at the University of Texas at Austin. He got his Sc.B. in Cognitive Science from Brown and his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Illinois. He has published over 150 scholarly works on topics in higher-level thinking including the effects of motivation on learning and performance, analogical reasoning, categorization, decision making, and creativity. Art serves as the director of the program in the Human Dimensions of Organizations at the University of Texas. Art is also co-host of the NPR radio show Two Guys on Your Head, produced by KUT Radio in Austin, and author of the Popular Psychology blog Ulterior Motives, which is about the interface between motivation and thinking.

 
 
  

Stories by Art Markman

Articles: Six Ways to Help People Change

By Art Markman | March 7, 2016

If you want to help someone reach their goals, follow these steps.

 

Articles: Attention is the Secret to Virtue

By Art Markman | November 6, 2015

You don't necessarily need to convince people to change their behavior. You might just need to get them to pay attention to what they're doing.

 

Articles: How to Be More Patient (and Why It’s Worth It)

By Art Markman | August 28, 2015

Research reveals why waiting just a little longer can lead to real benefits.

 

Articles: How Groups Shape Individual Judgment

By Art Markman | July 31, 2015

How social are people? New research suggests that we can go so far as to confuse our own actions with those of others.

 

Articles: Is a Good Role Model a Positive One?

By Art Markman | May 20, 2015

A new study finds that positive role models aren't necessarily better than negative ones. It all depends on what you are trying to achieve.

 

Articles: What Makes Us Thankful?

By Art Markman | April 20, 2015

A recent study suggests that a belief in the free will of other people is key to our ability to feel gratitude when they do something to help us out.

 

Articles: Why Some People Own Mistakes and Others Don’t

By Art Markman | April 13, 2015

What helps us to take responsibility for our mistakes? A recent study says the key might lie with your belief that people can change.

 

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