Fake it Until You Become It
In this TED Talk titled “Your body language shapes who you are” Dr. Amy Cudtty discusses research on how our body postures can affect our hormones, and thus our confidence or stress levels. This talk also addresses some aspects of imposter syndrome (although I don’t think she calls it by that name) and ways of overcoming them. It is 20 minutes long, but well worth it.
I am often discussing with others about various aspects of how imposter syndrome or lack of confidence may affect women in science. It is nice to see some strategies for making positive changes in ones confidence.
Link to TED Talk.
Link to one of the original research articles (Carney et al., 2010) – This was shared at the DPS Women in Planetary Science lunch this year.
Enjoy and Happy Holidays to All!