Dana Carney one of the co-authors of the famous paper (462 citations) that led to the famous TED talk (36 million views) and innumerable articles in the popular press on “power poses” (e.g. This Simple ‘Power Pose’ Can Change Your Life And Career) writes that after reviewing the evidence:
- 1. I do not have any faith in the embodied effects of “power poses.” I do not think the effect is real.
- 2. I do not study the embodied effects of power poses.
- 3. I discourage others from studying power poses.
- 4. I do not teach power poses in my classes anymore.
- 5. I do not talk about power poses in the media and haven’t for over 5 years (well before skepticism set in)
- 6. I have on my website and my downloadable CV my skepticism about the effect and links to both the failed replication by Ranehill et al. and to Simmons & Simonsohn’s p-curve paper suggesting no effect. And this document.
This cannot have been easy to write. Bravo.