Power Posing Experiment

By: Ti'ara Nelson

Question 1

Dr Cuddy and her team, were hoping to tell people that the way you sit can have a huge affect on what many may see. They wanted you to go home and change yourself to show that you are powerful not weak. Cuddy talks a lot about the cortisol hormones, testrome, primate hierarchy, and what it is to be non verbal. Cuddy uses cortisol to tell us how you can be stress and how testrome can show you have dominance over something. These key terms tells you how your body feels when its in a certain position. In a crash course that we recently watched it stated how we had to take an in-depth look into attitude and behavior (naturalistic observations). Also it says that when you have a hypothesis, it always good to be a testable. They both used scientific methods to find out how to control their experiment and handle each situation.

Question 2

The 'Big Idea' in her speech was to always be confident in everything that you do. In her speech she states that when you feel powerful or when you feel a certain level of good, your body language will show. When you're non-verbal language is not so good, it can give people a clear judgement of who you are and how you act towards things. The overall 'Big Idea' is having a powerful stance and changing something about your posture. When Cuddy was explaining her experiment, she kind of turned some of her words into a hypothesis. Her hypothesis to me was "Can someone really show who they are by just sitting there and not talking?"

Question 3

When data was being tracked in the experiments, she asked them to sit a certain way and asked them how they felt after posing a certain way. She looked to see how there cortisol and testostrone changed. In their data Cuddy and her team found that, when you're sitting in a high power pose you will have a 86% chance of a higher risk tolerance. But when you're in a low power pose, you'll have a 60% chance of a risk tolerance. When you're in high power pose your testostrone is more likely to increase 20% because you feel as if you have power and you feel confident, but when you're in a low power pose your testosrone is likely to experience a 10% decrease. The cortisol in high power posing people are likely to increase though because they're the ones feeling the most stress than low power posing people.

Question 4

Dr. Cuddy's hypothesis applies to the real world because if you look at people all around you, their posture does show who they are. Our body can give everyone a clear judgment of who we are and how we may act. For example, when someone in your life dies, your mind isn't in the right state which causes your body to slump and look a certain way. You'll start to do as she stated, 'slump and close up'. It could also happen in the real world because when you don't feel as confident as you should you can start seeing it in your posing and facial expressions. When Cuddy explains and shows you experiments, it helps you get a clear understanding of everything and know exactly what others are seeing and why you're feeling a certain way.

Question 5

This a video that explains some of the same key factors that Dr. Cuddy explained & helps give more reasons on why power posing is good for the body. It also shows you how other people think and feel towards your body language. Watching this video it can help give you a better example and teaching of nonverbal language.