Zero to Hero, by William Lee Adams

If you hear words associated with elderly people, like “bingo”, or “Florida”, then you will walk more slowly. What happens if you expose yourself to more positive stimuli? Is it possible to fake high self-confidence simply by standing up straight? This New Scientist article looks at some recent research.

“Women speakers were rated higher if female role models were present.”

New Scientist No. 3026, 20th June 2015, p40-43.


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I teach psychology at Graveney School in Tooting, London.