Physical posture: Could it have regulatory or feedback effects on motivation and emotion?

@article{Riskind1982PhysicalPC,
  title={Physical posture: Could it have regulatory or feedback effects on motivation and emotion?},
  author={John H Riskind and Carolyn Gotay},
  journal={Motivation and Emotion},
  year={1982},
  volume={6},
  pages={273-298}
}
Four studies were conducted in a laboratory setting to examine whether variations in physical posture can have a regulatory or feedback role affecting motivation and emotion. The results of the first study, which were replicated in the second study, revealed that subjects who had been temporarily placed in a slumped, depressed physical posture later appeared to develop helplessness more readily, as assessed by their lack of persistence in a standard learned helplessness task, than did subjects… CONTINUE READING

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