Amy Cuddy, Harvard Business School

Amy Cuddy, a social psychologist and associate professor at Harvard Business School, uses experimental methods to investigate how people judge and influence each other and themselves.

Her latest research illuminates how “faking” body postures that convey competence and power, even for as little as two minutes, changes our testosterone and cortisol levels, increases our appetite for risk, causes us to perform better in job interviews and generally configures our brains to cope well in stressful situations. Her 2012 talk at TED Global on the subject is one of the most viewed TED Talks of all time.

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