YOUR BODY LANGUAGE MAY SHAPE WHO YOU ARE

“Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy argues that “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can boost feelings of confidence, and might have an impact on our chances for success. NOTE: Some of the findings presented in this talk have been referenced in an ongoing debate among social scientists about robustness and reproducibility. Read “Criticisms & updates” below for more details as well as Amy Cuddy’s response.”

About the speaker: “Amy Joy Casselberry Cuddy is an American social psychologist, author and speaker. She became widely known for her TED talk in 2012, where she presented her research on the phenomenon of “power posing“, a theory later criticized by several researchers. Cuddy has also done work on stereotyping and discrimination, emotions, nonverbal behavior, and the effects of social stimuli on hormone levels.”