Research-based Strategies for Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
From Marc Williams
Have you often succeeded at an academic task even though you were afraid you wouldn’t do well? Do you dread others evaluating your work? Do you tend to remember incidents when you haven’t done your best more than those when you have? Thoughts such as these are the hallmark of imposter syndrome thinking. Imposter syndrome thinking can be compounded for those with marginalized identities who may also be subject to discrimination and situations that prime stereotype threat. This recording shares insights from the scholarship on imposter syndrome and related psychological constructs—including stereotype threat and performance anxiety—and provides evidence-based strategies for overcoming imposter syndrome for you to try after viewing the recording.