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2018 »

Power posing might make people less willing to help you when asking for charitable donations

So-called “power posing” could backfire if you’re seeking a donation. New research in Evolution and Human Behavior indicates that expansive postural displays — like standing up straight with your shoulders pushed back — can dissuade charitable giving.

“We have studied nonverbal displays of pride and high rank in my lab for some time now (for example, see herehere, and here) and this is a topic covered heavily in my book, Pride: The Secret of Success,” said study author Jessica L. Tracy, a psychology professor at the University of British Columbia....

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2017 »

How Nonverbal Displays of Power Influence Politics

Zak Witkower was recently interviewed about his work on nonverbal displays of power and how these behaviors can influence political outcomes. Check out this article in Vancouver Magazine, and Zak's live TV appearance on BC Global News.

2011 »

Shariff & Tracy (2011)

What are emotion expressions for?

Current Directions in Psychological Science, 20, 395-399

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Tracy & Beall (2011)

Happy Guys Finish Last: The impact of emotion expressions on sexual attraction.

Emotion, doi: 10.1037/a0022902.

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Tracy and colleagues.

Coverage of our research on pride (2004-2011)

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2016 »

Do Feelings Look the Same in Every Human Face?

Jess Tracy discusses the universality of emotion expressions in an article published in Greater Good Magazine.

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2008 »

Tracy & Matsumoto (2008)

The spontaneous display of pride and shame: Evidence for biologically innate nonverbal displays.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 105, 11655-11660.

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2007 »

Tracy & Robins (2004; 2007)

Show Your Pride & Emerging Insights into the Nature and Function of Pride (2004; 2007)

Psychological Science and Current Directions in Psychological Science

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