Your body language may shape who you are | Amy Cuddy

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  • Published on:  Monday, October 1, 2012
  • 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 Amy Cuddy's response here:

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  • Music Lovers

     (May 14, 2016)

    my cat watch this last she fakes herself as a TIGER!!


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  • Terrel1981

     (Jul 2, 2018)

    Music Lovers 😂😂

  • Dulce Pearson

     (May 11, 2017)

    Who started sitting up properly once they started watching this video? 😂

  • Jake Broe

     (3 days ago)

    *raises hands*

  • Imen Imanos

     (Mar 15, 2019)

    I did 😁

  • Carlos N

     (Dec 12, 2018)

    I notice a lot of people here are confused. All she is saying is to fake confidence until you become confident... that's it.

  • Renato Palhari

     (Nov 26, 2018)


  • Nicolás Israel

     (May 25, 2018)

    This talk is gold.

  • angelsintahoe

     (Aug 1, 2018)

    Her study claims power posing: 1) Increases feeling of power. 2)Has a physical effect on hormones. While it is true that it appears there appears no effect on hormones on studies that tried to replicate it, the other effect - feeling more power after power posing is still very real. - Paraphrased from Forbes, April 3, 2018 article by Kim Elsesser.The article has several links to the contradicting studies as well. In short, IMO your mind is a huge factor on how one will respond to a situati...

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     (Oct 20, 2015)

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  • Aiman Missyedaiman

     (Jan 29, 2019)

    +Max Đỗ agree

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  • Janete Maia

     (Nov 25, 2018)

    Gostei! Palestra, maravilhosa!

  • Adisa Femi

     (Mar 9, 2019)

    This is one of the best TEDx speeches I've ever heard.Would rate it 5 stars over and again if given the chance.

  • 1992 Daihatsu Charade

     (Mar 17, 2019)

    The power pose study wasn't able to be recreated by anybody.

  • Spencer Gillett

     (6 days ago)

    You can tell she power posed before coming up (:

  • Steph Arlette

     (Jul 7, 2018)

    I feel like my like wasn't enough. Powerful speech.

  • Ethan Knifsend

     (Dec 3, 2018)

    Steph Arlette the results were p-hacked, according the Cuddy’s co-researcher. In addition, numerous universities replicated the experiment and their results had no statistical significance