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Power pose effects on approach and avoidance decisions in response to social threat

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Individuals’ opportunities for action in threatening social contexts largely depend on their social power. While powerful individuals can afford to confront aggressors and dangers, powerless individuals need others’ support and better avoid direct challenges. Here, we investigated if adopting expansive or contracted poses, which signal dominance and submission, impacts individuals’ approach and avoidance decisions in response to social threat signals using a within-subject design. Overall, participants more often chose to avoid rather than to approach angry individuals, but showed no clear approach or avoidance preference for fearful individuals. Crucially, contracted poses considerably increased the tendency to avoid angry individuals, whereas expansive poses induced no substantial changes. This suggests that adopting power-related poses may impact action decisions in response to social threat signals. The present results emphasize the social function of power poses, but should be replicated before drawing strong conclusions.
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hal-04265103 , version 1 (30-10-2023)

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Hannah Metzler, Emma Vilarem, Adrian Petschen, Julie Grèzes. Power pose effects on approach and avoidance decisions in response to social threat. PLoS ONE, 2023, 18 (8), pp.e0286904. ⟨10.1371/journal.pone.0286904⟩. ⟨hal-04265103⟩
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