But the next question, of course, is, can power posing for a few minutes really change your life in meaningful ways?
This is in the lab, it's this little task, it's just a couple of minutes.
Where can you actually apply this? Which we cared about, of course.
And so we think where you want to use this is evaluative situations, like social threat situations.
Where are you being evaluated, either by your friends? For teenagers, it's at the lunchroom table.
For some people it's speaking at a school board meeting.
It might be giving a pitch or giving a talk like this or doing a job interview.
We decided that the one that most people could relate to because most people had been through, was the job interview.
So we published these findings, and the media are all over it,
and they say, Okay, so this is what you do when you go in for the job interview, right?
You know, so we were of course horrified, and said, Oh my God, no, that's not what we meant at all.
For numerous reasons, no, don't do that.
Again, this is not about you talking to other people. It's you talking to yourself.