Major

International Development Economics

Research Abstract

Amy Cuddy's paper on the Power Pose rocked the academic world with its results and controversial fallout. We replicate her experiment with undergraduate students and examine whether performing a Power Pose has an effect on an individual's confidence and competitive spirit. Randomly selected students perform the Power Pose and following that the entire class is invited to participate in a game that can measure their competitiveness. In doing so, we can look at how confidence and competitiveness is affected by physical expressions of power.

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Alessandra Cassar

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Psychology Commons

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Apr 20th, 12:00 AM

Does the Power Pose influence confidence and competitiveness?

Amy Cuddy's paper on the Power Pose rocked the academic world with its results and controversial fallout. We replicate her experiment with undergraduate students and examine whether performing a Power Pose has an effect on an individual's confidence and competitive spirit. Randomly selected students perform the Power Pose and following that the entire class is invited to participate in a game that can measure their competitiveness. In doing so, we can look at how confidence and competitiveness is affected by physical expressions of power.