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Amy Cuddy

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“I want to find a way to help people feel as powerful as they can feel.”


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Amy studies how we can change our body language to change our biology and change how we feel.


Amy has been dancing all her life; when forced to choose, she prefers powerful Alvin Ailey type positions over dead swans.

30 Seconds on Power Posing

We give Amy Cuddy 30 seconds to describe power poses, and she tells us we should all stand like Wonder Woman.

Turning the Power Back On

Amy Cuddy loses her mojo, gets it back and teaches other people how to maximize their mojo.

I Can’t Not Dance

Amy Cuddy tells us why dance is her favorite kind of body language.

More Questions on Power Posing

Amy Cuddy explains why President Lyndon Johnson was the "Poser-In-Chief."

About Amy Cuddy

Amy Cuddy is a Social Psychologist and Associate Professor at the Harvard Business School. She studies body language and how it impacts our sense of power and confidence. She also made one of the most watched TED Talks in the history of forever and was named one of Time magazines “Game Changers.” When she takes off her lab coat, Amy puts on her dance shoes because, just like when she was a little girl, she simply “can’t not dance.”

Original funding for "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers" was provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.