Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.

Please take some time to watch this presentation by Amy Cuddy.

There are Korean subtitles available so turn them on for a fuller understanding if you want.

http://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are

We will discuss our impressions and thoughts of Cuddy’s speech in class together. Then, we will see how effective her ideas can be.

Please consider and be ready to discuss the following things:

  • What was your overall impression of the speech? Did you like it? Hate it? Was it boring? Interesting?
  • What do you think were the key factors that created that impression?
  • How do you feel about the idea of ‘power-posing’?
  • Do you feel that your natural body-language can reveal information about you?
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