Power Poses: Plus or Bust?
Experts continue to quarrel over the stances' supposed benefits.
In 2010, researchers Amy Cuddy, Dana Carney and Andy Yap reported that
people who adopted expansive postures — so-called “power poses,” like
putting your hands on your hips — had higher levels of the “macho” hormone
testosterone and lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol, and were more
likely to take risks than those who struck more timid poses, such as
crossing your arms.
People soon started assuming Superman-like stances to step up their game in
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