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'Power posing' - PSYC 396 Undergraduate Research Project Application Form

INSTRUCTIONS - PROFESSORS: Please print and review this form. Complete or correct the sections, as applicable, from "Supervisor's Name" to "Ethics, safety, and training". Please sign and date near the bottom ("Supervisor's signature").

INSTRUCTIONS - STUDENTS: You may receive this form by email, or you may download it after it has been posted here. Either way, print and review this form. Complete or correct the sections, from "Student's Name" to "Student's Level", and sign ("Student signature"). Ask your supervisor to sign her/his section near the bottom. Take it to the department* corresponding to the course number in Section A; this may or may not be your own department. (* EXCEPTIONS: For NSCI 396 and COGS 396, please bring it to the Interdisciplinary Programs Adviser in Dawson Hall.) Do not register for a '396' course on Minerva until you receive departmental permission. Have a discussion with your supervisor about time/work expectations, keeping in mind that this is a 3-credit course (roughly, 10 hours per week for 12 weeks). Remember that a '396' course is an elective.

INSTRUCTIONS - DEPARTMENTS: After the unit chair/director/designate approves (or not) this project, please notify student. If approved, please give student permission to register on Minerva, and send a copy of this form (with signatures) to the Office for Undergraduate Research in Science (either fax, or internal mail to Dawson Hall 408-A, or PDF scan + email).

QUESTIONS OR FEEDBACK? Contact the Office for Undergraduate Research in Science.


Supervisor's Name: John Lydon

Supervisor's Email: john [dot] lydon [at] mcgill [dot] ca

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Supervisor's department: Psychology

Course number: PSYC 396 (Psychology)

Term: Winter 2013-2014

Project start date: Monday, January 6, 2014

Project end date: Friday, April 11, 2014

Project title: Power posing

Project description (50-100 words suggested): The proposed research is a follow-up to the McClure & Lydon study on attachment anxiety and its effects on interpersonal outcomes. Their results demonstrate that anxiety leads to poor interpersonal displays that hinder positive relationship formation, which reinforces the anxious person’s belief that she cannot communicate and socialize well.  This finding implies that reducing negative displays of social anxiety requires a positive change in belief of competency, and we contend that a possible catalyst for this is power posing.  We predict that high power posing will have a mitigating effect on the manifestation of social anxiety because empowering the anxious person will lessen her feelings of inadequacy, leading to a more successful interpersonal display when presented with a potential relationship opportunity.

Prerequisite: 1 term completed at McGill + CGPA of 3.0 or higher; or permission of instructor.

Grading scheme (The final report must be worth at least 50% of final grade): 60% report 40% lab work

Project status: This project is taken. The professor has no more '396' projects this term.

Ethics, safety, and training: Supervisors are responsible for the ethics and safety compliance of undergraduate students. This project involves: Human subjects.

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Student's Level (U0 / U1 / U2 / U3):


Student's signature - I certify that this course is with a different supervisor and on a different topic than any previous '396' course I have taken. I have not applied for another '396' course in this term:


Supervisor's signature - I give my permission for the student identified above to register for this project under my supervision:


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Unit chair/director/designate's signature - I certify that this project conforms to departmental requirements for 396 courses:


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