Event Detail

Event Type: 
Student Event
Date/Time: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 12:00 to 13:00
Location: 
STAG 110

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Abstract: 

Graduate students of all years are welcome to attend this presentation within the MTH 599 series.

Many high achieving individuals suffer from imposter syndrome, which is defined by wikipedia as "a concept describing high-achieving individuals who are marked by an inability to internalize [en.wikipedia.org] their accomplishments" and a persistent fear of being exposed as a "fraud"." The term first appeared in a 1978 paper by clinical psychologists [Clance and Imes.] Since then, it has been studied extensively. This presentation will go through the anatomy of imposter syndrome, offer tips to those who identify as an imposter, and discuss how to minimize the imposter syndrome feelings in your students.