Lesson 4 Discussion

The following videos make strong statements about the power of verbal and nonverbal messages.

Watch both videos fully:

Boroditsky and Cuddy create compelling arguments about the impact of language and body language on our thoughts and feelings. This assignment asks you to think about how these insights can impact future interpersonal relationships.

  1. Create an original post of at least 350-400 words that explores the following questions:
    • What information did you find most compelling from each speaker?
    • Using specific examples, what information from the text supports or disputes each speaker’s claims?
    • How can our language and body language influence our interpersonal relationships?
    • How can the conclusions of each speaker be used to guide future interpersonal relationships?