Imposter Phenomenon: Discovering our Beliefs and Perceptions

Thursday, October 14th, 2021 | 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Event Type: Webinar
Facilitator: Linda Stewart

Although the impostor syndrome or phenomenon (IP) is experienced by faculty in higher education, it is often more prevalent among graduate students and graduate student teachers (Blake-Hedges, C. 2018). This phenomenon, characterized by feelings of self-doubt and unworthiness, is at odds with evidence of the individual’s success and achievements. It isn’t uncommon for graduate student teachers to experience feelings of being an impostor or a fraud, but it’s crucial to acknowledge this phenomenon, understand its traits, explore our beliefs and perceptions, and identify ways to overcome the stress and anxiety it often creates. 

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