Anne Pier Salverda writes:
I’m not sure if you’re keeping track of published failures to replicate the power posing effect, but this article came out earlier this month: “Embodied power, testosterone, and overconfidence as a causal pathway to risk-taking.”
From the abstract:
We were unable to replicate the findings of the original study and subsequently found no evidence for our extended hypotheses.
Gotta love that last sentence of the abstract:
As our replication attempt was conducted in the Netherlands, we discuss the possibility that cultural differences may play a moderating role in determining the physiological and psychological effects of power posing.
Let’s just hope that was a joke. Jokes are ok in academic papers, right?