Content Questionnaire for replacement assignment Lecture 3

Please answer these questions about the content of the replacement assignment. Send the doc or pdf directly to the teacher.

After completing this questionnaire, please do the other questionnaire about practicing these tactics, and hand it in on project campus as usual.

Questionnaire Part One
Fill part one in after completing the readings and watching the films for each section.

Power Pose
The Film Your body language may shape who you are by Amy Cuddy
1. What are non-verbals? How do they affect how we think of other people, and how they think of us?
Do our non-verbals affect how we feel about ourselves?
2. What are the changes that occur in the hormonal balance in the body when someone assumes a submissive pose?
3. What are the changes that occur in the hormonal balance in the body when someone assumes a power pose?
4. What happened when people were asked to gamble and take risks after assuming either a submissive or power pose?
5. The research continued to test the effects of submissive and power poses in job interviews. A blind jury was asked to look at the filmed interviews and choose which people they would hire. What was the result of this part of the study? Who did they pick?
6. Amy Cuddy told a personal story in the last part of the film. What did she tell?
Did any part of her story seem familiar?
7. At the end of the story she mentioned the expression “Fake it til you make it.” How did she change this expression, and what does her work mean for our understanding of the role in body posture and its relationship to performance?
8. What does it tell about the relationship between body posture and how we feel about ourselves?

Focusing with vision
9. Why are focusing exercises useful? (see explanation)
10. What can it do for your practicing if you first come to rest and focus?
11. What can the effects be on performance, learning and well-being?

Positive Psychology and savoring:
12. Name the five techniques for happiness mentioned by Dr. Siegel in the film “What it takes to be happy.”
13. Have you had experiences like he described that did create a feeling of satisfaction? Describe any experiences you may have had in your life that demonstrates one or more of these techniques.
14. How did Dr. Siegel describe mindfulness practice?
15. How can you increase mindfulness in your daily routine? How can you improve mental fitness (as you would physical fitness) through conscious practice?
16. Do you have any routines or habits in your daily life that could already be called mindful practices?
17. What role does music have in this scenario? Does being a musician require you to develop your mental or physical fitness in any way? How does a mindful attention apply to your music practice?
18. What is savoring? How does savoring change what you do and how you do it? What is the role of savoring in listening to, or making music?

Core needs:
19. What are our core needs for health? Name them
20. How does it affect our ability to learn when our core needs are not met, do you think?