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Goldsmiths Design 2011 Show

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Posing power

Thomas-Edward Petherick

Is it more than just a pose?

Posing power is a series of instruments that help the user with social hierarchy, based on new research which shows that it is possible to control the feelings of powerlessness. Simply holding one's body in expansive, high-power poses for as little as two minutes stimulates higher levels of Testosterone and lower levels of Cortisol, the hormone linked to stress. The result? In addition to causing the desired hormonal shift, poses lead to increased feelings of power and a greater tolerance for risk.