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Art Markman Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology and Marketing
at the University of Texas at Austin
OFFERS SPEECHES AND SEMINARS ON:
- Maximizing Mental Agility: Developing Six Mental Strategies to improve efficiency, creativity, motivation and job satisfaction
Focuses on six areas of thinking that provide easy-to-learn strategies rooted in Cognitive Science that will help employees to be more productive, efficient, creative, motivated, and satisfied in their working lives, and beyond. The course highlights six facets of human thought that are simultaneously hidden and obvious. Most of us are unaware that these factors control the way that we think, and yet, when we are told about them, we recognize situations where they have affected our thinking. By making these characteristics explicit, we give people more insight into the strengths and weaknesses of their own thinking. We then provide specific techniques based on these insights that they can use to be more effective in the workplace and beyond. These techniques are presented in a fast-paced, interactive format, that combines presented material with situational team-based learning modules, designed to transition the concepts into the students everyday thinking.
- Communicating with Products: Principles of Product Design
People have a lifetime of experience communicating with others. Not only do they bring this wealth of communicative habits to bear on their interactions with other people, they also treat interactions with products and websites with the same communicative lens. This class focuses on three core aspects of communication that influence these interactions. It begins with a discussion of the way people coordinate their behaviors with others during communication. Then, it explores the way people determine the common ground they share. Finally, it examines the way that people’s concepts are influenced by the communicative process. Each of these elements is then applied to the design of products and websites.
Dr. Markman generally makes appearances in the continental United States depending on availability.
Dr. Markman is one of the premier Cognitive Scientists in the field and the Annabel Irion Worsham Centennial Professor of Psychology and Marketing at the University of Texas. He has published over 125 scholarly works on topics in higher-level thinking including the effects of motivation on learning and performance, analogical reasoning, categorization, decision making, and creativity. He is currently executive editor of the journal Cognitive Science and a member of the editorial board of Cognitive Psychology. Since 2007 he has taught courses on applicable topics in Cognitive Science to employees at Procter & Gamble, and other corporate clients in the US and Europe. He writes popular blogs for Psychology Today, The Huffington Post, and HBR.org, and is the author of the forthcoming Smart Thinking: The Three Essential Keys to Solve Problems, Innovate, and Get Things Done (Perigee, 2012). Dr. Markman's executive education firm, Maximizing Mind, LLC. offers classes that are rooted in Cognitive Science to help managers and workers think better and more effectively.