Power Pose! Or not?

Amy Cuddy, a Harvard Business School social psychologist with a famous TED talk, claims that “a person can, by assuming two simple one-minute poses, embody power and instantly become more powerful.”

The pose is characterized by “open, expansive postures”. Imagine Wonder Woman’s pose (or just see image below).

In a paper from 2010, Dr. Cuddy and collaborators reported that such posing can change your hormone levels, and your life!

However, recent researchers lead by Eva Ranehill attempted to replicate the original study and found nothing. No effect of posing at all…

Read about the controversial power posing over at Slate!