Members in the Media
From: ABC News

Feeling Powerful Makes You Think You Are Taller Than You Are

ABC News:

Feeling powerful today? Then you probably think you are taller than you really are.

And if you feel a tad powerless, you probably feel like the runt of the litter.

In a provocative new study by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis and Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., participants in three experiments who were made to feel powerful estimated their own physical height significantly higher than it really was. And conversely, those made to feel less powerful thought they were shorter in stature than they actually were.

Read the full story: ABC News

More of our Members in the Media >


APS regularly opens certain online articles for discussion on our website. Effective February 2021, you must be a logged-in APS member to post comments. By posting a comment, you agree to our Community Guidelines and the display of your profile information, including your name and affiliation. Comments will be moderated. For more information, please see our Community Guidelines.

Please login with your APS account to comment.