Amy Cuddy

Associate Professor, Harvard Business School
Boston, MA, United States

About Amy

TED Conferences

TED2015, TED2014, TEDGlobal 2012

Areas of Expertise

Social psychology, power & influence, nonverbal behavior, commun

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Amy Cuddy
Posted 15 days ago
Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are
Hi Dan, We're currently conducting research toward developing interventions to help kids to reduce their math anxiety and increase their math performance. Right now we're using a simple video game that gets kids to hold the poses for about 20 seconds. But we're still in the field-testing stages. Stay tuned! Amy
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Amy Cuddy
Posted 17 days ago
Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are
Quick reply: The key is preparatory power posing, not power posing during an interaction. Find some privacy BEFORE a stressful event. My book, Presence, will come out in the fall. It will address some of your other questions.
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Amy Cuddy
Posted 18 days ago
Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are
Hi Mariah, Thanks for your comment. I'd highly recommend a book by psychiatrist and trauma expert Bessel van der Kolk, who studies the relationship between the body and mind and how it is influenced by trauma. I think you might find it incredibly helpful. He has developed body/posture-based interventions that are very successful at helping people who've suffered trauma. My very best, Amy
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Amy Cuddy
Posted 18 days ago
Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are
Steve -- Thanks for your comment. Fascinating. We've finished a study showing a huge effect of iHunching (we call it iPosture) on assertiveness, which is currently under review. I'd love to know more about what you're doing. Can you send me some more info? Thanks, Amy
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Amy Cuddy
Posted about 1 month ago
Jeffrey Brown: How we cut youth violence in Boston by 79 percent
Jeffrey, thank you for being a great mentor and inspiration to me -- and now to thousands of other people. I am sitting here crying (happy tears), knowing that your message and story and beauty will be shared with so many others. Thank you, for all that you do. "Stop preaching. Start listening."
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Amy Cuddy
Posted 3 months ago
Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are
Hi Haley, One of the unfortunate things about science is that most peer-review journals are behind a paywall, which means most people can't read original sources, like our 2010 research paper, the Ranehill et al commentary, our commentary that responds to Ranehill et al's, or the dozens or other studies from our labs and many others that have looked at effects of expansive postures on various dependent measures. I'm assuming that you do have library access and were able to read the original papers, which means you should be able to access our article published last week: http://pss.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/04/09/0956797614566855.full.pdf+html My best, Amy
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Amy Cuddy
Posted 3 months ago
Monica Lewinsky: The price of shame
Yes. Yes. Yes. And what she asking us to do is so simple: don't click: "A marketplace has emerged where public humiliation is a commodity and shame is an industry. How is the money made? Clicks. The more shame, the more clicks. The more clicks, the more advertising dollars. We're in a dangerous cycle. The more we click on this kind of gossip, the more numb we get to the human lives behind it, and the more numb we get, the more we click. All the while, someone is making money off of the back of someone else's suffering. With every click, we make a choice. The more we saturate our culture with public shaming, the more accepted it is, the more we will see behavior like cyberbullying, trolling, some forms of hacking, and online harassment. Why? Because they all have humiliation at their cores. This behavior is a symptom of the culture we've created. Just think about it."