Harvard scientist Amy Cuddy explains how body language can be used to help us change our own emotional state.
Created by Ben Graziano.
In this film, Harvard social psychologist Amy Cuddy, shows how Power Posing – standing in a confident posture – can raise your confidence and lower your stress, allowing you to more perform more effectively in front of an audience.
Note on the scientific controversy behind Power Posing:
When Amy Cuddy first released her results in 2018 and gave this TED Talk, Power Posing instantly attracted attention worldwide. However, a subsequent study disputed her group’s work, claiming that the results were not statistically relevant. In 2017, Professor Cuddy published a new paper rebuffing this study. However, the scientific dispute is still ongoing and the story of Power Posing is often cited as an example of the failure of replication in scientific publications.