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Power Posing doesn’t work

Many of the applicants and Manager for many years before important Meetings and conversations with expressive poses for the, so-called "Power Posing", fit made. A researcher from Iowa State University provides this technology is now in question, in His opinion, it strengthens neither the self confidence nor is it relieves Stress.

The concept of Power Posing became popular after a study had shown from the year 2010, that expressive, expansive body of stress postures can reduce levels and testosterone levels increase. Both will help you feel powerful and ready to take risks. Marcus Credé, associate Professor of psychology at Iowa State University, maintains that this study had major weaknesses.

Shortly after the publication of the criticism has been loud because the results could not be reproduced. In the past year, the researchers pushed the results should their assertions. Credé has been found in the studies of the Power Posing a significant error: The power poses were only flabby compared with those that were in stark contrast, for example, and "lümmelnde" Body postures. A comparison with neutral body postures, there was not.

Credé noted that the measured effect could be due to the flaccid postures have been produced, as you already know, that such poses can contribute to a bad feeling. He finds it amazing that many researchers on this topic have worked without this question. In addition, it is impressive how many people have taken the concept: A talk on Power Posing has been viewed more than 70 million Times and a book on the subject was on the Bestseller list of the New York Times.

"It has literally never been a study, in a Power-Pose with a normal Pose are compared, and a positive effect for a Power Pose identified wurde", Credé said. "It is as if a drug is sold to the Public, without a single study has ever shown that the drug works better than no treatment or a Placebo."

On closer examination of almost 40 scientific studies on the subject of psychology-a Professor comes to the conclusion that only flabby body postures should be avoided. This finding, however, is not new – teachers in the elementary school admonish their students, "not so depend."