Noah Zandan

Like what you read? Stay up-to-date on QC's communication analytics, research, and thought leadership.

Video: Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

Can our bodies change our minds? Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves.

Social psychologist Amy Cuddy from Harvard Business School 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.

Amy Cuddy’s research on body language reveals that we can change other people’s perceptions — and even our own body chemistry — simply by changing body positions. For example, try forcing yourself to be happy and smile by holding a pen inbetween your teeth for 2 minutes.

Related posts

  1. What Makes Us Share? Using language analytics to predict the virality of New York Times Articles
  2. WSJ: Why Likability Matters More at Work
  3. The Quantified Valentine: The Science Behind the Language of Love
  4. How to Write a Popular Blog: The Common Language Components of the 15 Most Popular Blogs
  5. The New Science of Lie Detection
  • facebook_share
  • linked_icon
  • twitter_share

Want to say informed? Subscribe now to receive our research, thought leadership and news.

Subscribe to the Designers Blog