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ART MARKMAN-Bring Your Brain to Work
Thursday, June 13 at 7pm
speaking & signing
Bring Your Brain to Work
ABOUT BRING YOUR BRAIN TO WORK
If you're in a job interview, how should you think about the mindset of the interviewer? If you've just been promoted, how do you handle the tensions of managing former peers? And what are the telltale mental signs that it's time to start planning your next career move?
We know that psychology can teach us much about behaviors and challenges relevant to work, such as making better decisions, influencing people, and dealing with stress. But many popular books on these topics analyze them as universal human phenomena without providing real-life, constructive career help.
Bring Your Brain to Work changes all that. Professor, author, and popular radio host Art Markman focuses on three essential elements of a successful career--getting a job, excelling at work, and finding your next position--and expertly illustrates how cognitive science, especially psychology, sheds fascinating and useful light on each of these elements.
To succeed at a job interview, for example, you need to understand the mindset of the interviewer and know how to come across as exactly the individual the company wants to hire. To keep that job, it's critical to master the mental challenge of learning every day. Finally, careers require constant development, so you need to be able to sense when it's time to move up or out and to prepare yourself for the move. So many of the hurdles you face throughout your career are, first and foremost, psychological challenges, and Markman shows you how to use your different mental systems—motivational, social, and cognitive--to manage them more effectively.
Integrating the latest research with engaging stories and examples from across the professional spectrum, Bring Your Brain to Work gets inside your head, helping you to succeed through a better understanding of yourself and those around you.
ABOUT ART MARKMAN
Art Markman, PhD is the Annabel Irion Worsham Centennial Professor of Psychology and Marketing at the University of Texas at Austin and Director of the IC2 Institute. Art previously served as Founding Director of the Human Dimensions of Organizations Program. He has written over 150 scholarly papers on topics including reasoning, decision making, and motivation. Art brings insights from cognitive science to a broader audience through his blogs at Psychology Today and Fast Company as well as his radio show/podcast Two Guys on Your Head. Art is the author of several books including Smart Thinking, Smart Change, and Brain Briefs. His latest book is Bring Your Brain to Work. When Art isn't working or spending time with his family, he can be found playing saxophone with the Austin Ska band Phineas Gage.
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