Art Markman

April 11, 2012

Art Markman

Art Markman: Smart Thinking:
Three Essential Keys to Solve Problems, Innovate, and Get Things Done
College of Liberal Arts

Intelligence and smart thinking are not the same. In fact, sciences confirms that smart thinking is not an innate quality but rather a skill to be cultivated. Drawing on diverse studies of the mind, from psychology to linguistics, philosophy, and learning science, Markman demonstrates the difference between smart thinking and raw intelligence, showing how memory works, how to learn effectively, and how to use knowledge to get things done.


Key Points

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About Art Markman

Art Markman is the Annabel Irion Worsham Centennial Professor of Psychology and Marketing in the Department of Psychology. A leader in cognitive psychology, Markman's research examines the way people think and reason. he is a frequent blogger for the Harvard Business Review, the Huffington Post and Psychology Today. Markman also serves as an expert consultant to the Dr. Phil Show.

Markman is the founding director of the university's program in Human Dimensions of Organizations, an executive education program geared towards leaders in the business and non-profit sectors seeking to improve their professional lives. He is currently executive editor of the journal Cognitive Science and a member of the editorial board of Cognitive Psychology.