Posing Power Ted Talk by Dr. Amy Cudder
Dr. Cudder then talks about her study of different kinds of students in the classroom. There are students who tend to occupy space and will raise their hand high when asking a question. There are also students who are more shy and might only lift a finger when they need to ask a question. Cudder says that this is mainly split between men and women. Men tend to act like the alpha as women tend to act more shy.
Her next topic of study started with the question, can you fake it until you make it? Cudder is referring to the students who are not generally comfortable with participating in class. She then asks another question, do our non verbals govern how we think and feel about ourselves? Basically saying can the way you teach yourself to act make you more confident. Then follows with the question, do our bodies change our minds? They continued to conduct an experiment in which they took certain people and told them to stand in either a high power pose or a low power pose. After the people were asked if they wanted to gamble. The acceptance of people who were standing in high power poses was over 20% higher than people who were standing in low power poses. The high power people also gained a 20% increase in testosterone while the low power people had a 10% decrease. She continued to answer her questions that yes our non verbals do govern how we think and feel about ourselves, and yes our body can change our mind.
At the end of her presentation she talks about her own experience of faking it until she made it. She found out that this strategy did work and that it has and can work on other people also