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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  • yami sukehiro

    yami sukehiro

     an hour ago

    i found this talk so addictive,can someone help me?

  • foi Byn

    foi Byn

     yesterday +1

    It’s so odd. I watched this five years ago in high school. Now 22 I don’t have the same confidence as I had younger. Spirit has been beaten, and I’m working to regain it all. Got back in college and I feel so behind and not worth anything. I hope I’ll be able to smile like her at the end of this talk.
    What’s also odd is the fact that the comments are completely different. Used to be very positive. Bows there’s nothing but negativity and that sucks. I don’t believe in faking it until you make it. Be truthful and be respectful to others. Work for who you want to be, and understand you are here for a reason. You’re worth it.

  • Gabriel Huang

    Gabriel Huang


    Stop this is pseudoscience studies have proved it

  • Ful Mal

    Ful Mal


    why this have many dislikes? she's right you know and you are just doing like she was or like that quiet girl she was talking about. Stop being afraid and be what you want to be, no one is going to help you in this.

  • Iron Wil Becker

    Iron Wil Becker


    I just finished your book and came to look up your TED talk. Thank you, I am going to put this into practice with my family.

  • Michy :3

    Michy :3

     5 days ago

    fascinating to finally hear about some scientific facts behind what I've been doing for years before presentations and stuff like that xD just for me it's not just poses, but also certain clothes (which automatically make me stand and sit up straighter) and certain songs, but I guess the mind set and hormon level I get myself into through this is pretty closely related^^

  • muthu krishnan

    muthu krishnan

     7 days ago

    Very useful of.commmunication

  • John O'Neill

    John O'Neill

     8 days ago

    This seems to belong to the American motivational speech genre rather than academic science. Nice lady though, wish her well.

  • John O'Neill

    John O'Neill

     8 days ago

    Power posing is a discredited hypothesis in psychology that claims that by assuming a "powerful" posture, subjects can induce positive hormonal and behavioral changes. It was introduced in a 2010 paper by Dana Carney, Amy Cuddy, and Andy Yap.[1] The idea has been referred to as pseudoscience.[2]

  • Jarthen Greenmeadow

    Jarthen Greenmeadow

     8 days ago

    I learned this same lesson from Squidbillies lol
    Gotta puff the chest out and hit em with the simile.

  • Deependra Patel

    Deependra Patel

     8 days ago +1

    Her confidence and enthusiasm is admirable....🙌👏👏
    Lesson - Fake it till you make it 😄😂

  • Headhunter HRStrategyvn Cheryl Nguyen

    Headhunter HRStrategyvn Cheryl Nguyen

     8 days ago


  • Reincarnation


     9 days ago

    excellent talk! i have tried this idea and it really does work, only wish that i can remember to do it more often. lol!



     9 days ago +1

    I have wasted my 21 minutes 5sec lesson. This should be 30 seconds brief video.

  • Miguel Santibáñez Miguel

    Miguel Santibáñez Miguel

     10 days ago

    En el modelo educativo basado en competencias la participación en clases es vital. Es uno de los mejores videos que he visto en donde tratan este tema en base a las experiencias de la ponente. Mis alumnos en algún momento verán este video y espero sus comentarios.

  • Ferdous Mahmud

    Ferdous Mahmud

     11 days ago

    Is she out of breath? Seems she is in rush.

  • Viji Vini

    Viji Vini

     11 days ago

    Thank u my love I love you so much

  • Инна Луканова

    Инна Луканова

     12 days ago

    thank you very much!

  • Yasper Gockel

    Yasper Gockel

     12 days ago


  • Richard Kerckhove

    Richard Kerckhove

     12 days ago

    Studies aren't replicable. This is a distraction for people wanting to gain social confidence and credit.