Child & Family Development Child & Family Development

April 10, 2015

TED Talks pick from a psychologist: body language

Aleksandra Liss, Psy.D., psychologist at the Midtown office of Child and Family Development, endorses this TED Talk by Amy Cuddy about body language and its impact on how others see us and how we see ourselves. 


The intro describes “social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how ‚Äúpower posing‚Äù ‚Äî standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don‚Äôt feel confident ‚Äî can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.” 

Dr. Liss believes that it is important for everyone to understand how their behaviors can shape how they feel. One of her favorite ‚Äúpower poses‚Äù is the superman pose, however, if you are not ready for that she suggests that you start by just smiling. Research has shown that the behavior of smiling actually makes someone feel happier.  But don‚Äôt take our word for it, watch this video and learn what it means to ‚Äúfake it until you become it.‚Äù 

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