Austin Founder Lions Club

Maximizing Mental Agility, Dr. Art Markman

  • 05 Apr 2012
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Wells Fargo Building, 400 W. 15th Street, 3rd floor Auditorium


  • There is no fee charged for a guest(s) visiting for the first time
  • Guests are charged a lunch fee of $15 for each visit after their first visit.
  • There is no fee charged for a guest visiting for the first time. Please present yourself as a guest at the registration table and we will gladly introduce you to the club.
Maximizing Mental Agility
Dr. Art Markman
Introduction by Lion Gus Garcia

The University of Texas at Austin is developing a new program: Human Dimensions of Organizations. HDO is aimed primarily at the business community, with the intention of teaching its students the concrete ways the liberal arts/social sciences can inform the various challenges facing executives and other professionals. The director of the program, Dr. Art Markman, is a well-known cognitive psychologist and teaches in both the Psychology and Marketing departments at UT.

Art MarkmanSpeakers Bio:  Art Markman, founding director of the Program in the Human Dimensions of Organizations, is the Annabel Irion Worsham Centennial Professor of Psychology and Marketing at the University of Texas at Austin. He got his ScB from Brown University and his PhD from the University of Illinois. Before coming to the University of Texas, Art taught at Northwestern University and Columbia University.
Art's research explores thinking. He has studied the way people form and use analogies, the mechanisms of decision making, the modes that allow people to form a categories, and the influences of motivation on reasoning. Art is also the executive editor of the journal Cognitive Science and is a former executive officer of the Cognitive Science Society.
Art has always been interested in bringing insights from Cognitive Science to a broader audience. To that end, he writes blogs for Psychology Today and Huffington Post. He consults for companies interested in using Cognitive Science in their businesses. His book, Smart Thinking, was released in January 2012.
When he's not doing things related to Cognitive Science, Art can be found spending time with his family or playing tenor sax in a blues band.


Featured Lunch Menu: Beef Strogonoff with peas and carrots and mashed potatoes, mixed field green salad with assorted rolls and a featured daily dessert. Vegetarian meal or Grilled Chicken Caesar salad are available alternatives as well.

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