Monthly Archives: February 2015

How to change your habits with Dr. Art Markman

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Dr. Art Markman discusses tools, tips and tricks for editing our behaviors and achieving our goals. It’s an incredibly practical episode for those of us who want to lose that weight, write that book and change our lives. Topics include why we tend to fail with habit change, how to live a good life and more.

In this episode you will hear about:

    • How to know you have a habit
    • How to work in league with your psychology to form new habits
    • How Art used this science to lose 40 lbs (and keep it off)
    • Engaging your motivational system via stating goals positively rather than negatively
    • How to get over “I suck thinking” in order to succeed
    • “Getting into the NBA” and how to be realistically optimistic
    • The importance of “implementation intentions”
    • How collecting data can help you achieve your goals
    • How we are more likely to succeed when we view failure as part of the process
    • Art’s thoughts on best-selling book “The Secret”
    • Tools you can use, right now, to start changing your behavior.
 

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“Art Markman is the Annabel Irion Worsham Centennial Professor of Psychology and Marketing at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also the Founding Director of the Program in the Human Dimensions of Organizations… Art has always been interested in bringing insights from Cognitive Science to a broader audience. To that end, he writes blogs for many sites including Psychology Today and Fast Company.  He consults for companies interested in using Cognitive Science in their businesses.  Art is also on the scientific advisory boards for the Dr. Phil Show and the Dr. Oz Show. “ -Blurb taken from Art’s website

The science of raising happily productive kids with Dr. Dona Matthews

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Expert Dona Matthews presents ample research regarding how to help children flourish into happy and successful adults. Scott guides the interview across a wide array of vital domains including creativity, flow, standardized testing, growth mindsets and the many myths about intelligence.

In this episode you will hear about:

  • A more comprehensive definition of intelligence
  • How saying “you’re brilliant!” can actually hinder a child’s potential
  • The current state and evolving trends in education
  • Carol Dweck’s seminal research on “growth mindsets”
  • The importance of praising “process over talent”
  • How categorization of children can pigeon hole
  • How context and environment affect intelligence
  • The value of unstructured playtime and life balance
  • How even hyper-intelligent children can have learning issues
  • What it means to be both gifted and learning disabled
  • Common misconceptions associated with intelligence and talent
  • Practical tips for nurturing happy productivity
 

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“Dona Matthews has a Master of Education and a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, where she was also executive director of the Millennium Dialogue on Early Child Development. She has taught at the University of British Columbia, Ryerson University, Brock University, and was associate professor at Hunter College, City University of New York, where she was the founding director of the Center for Gifted Studies and Education. Her previous books include The Development of Giftedness and Talent across the Life Span. She now lives in Toronto, where she contributes to Creativity Post and Parents Space, and writes a blog.” –Blurb taken from Amazon.com