Meet a Game Changer: Art Markman

This Wednesday, April 11 at 6 p.m. as part of the university's Game Changers series, Professor Art Markman will be part of a special double header edition of Game Changers with Professors Andrea Gore and David Crews speaking at 3 p.m.

Game Changers brings The University of Texas at Austin's intellectual talent beyond the classroom with a live 60-minute show that will also be broadcast on the Longhorn Network.

The talk is in Studio 6A at the KLRU studios in the Jesse H. Jones Communications Center B on The University of Texas at Austin campus.

Sign up to attend one taping or both.

"Smart Thinking: Three Essential Keys to Solve Problems, Innovate and Get Things Done"

Intelligence and smart thinking are not the same. In fact, science 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 will demonstrate 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.

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 the Human Dimensions of Organizations, an executive education program geared toward leaders in the business and nonprofit sectors seeking to improve their professional lives. He is executive editor of the journal Cognitive Science and a member of the editorial board of Cognitive Psychology.