Imposter Syndrome in Higher Education and Beyond

Impostor Syndrome in Higher Education and Beyond

Photo of Colleen BronnerColleen E. Bronner, Ph.D.
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of California, Davis

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Zoom Recording

CBBG SLC Professional Development Workshop

Abstract:  Impostor Syndrome is a psychological phenomenon where individuals may feel like an intellectual fraud. Fear of being “caught” and a sense of not belonging can detract cognitive processing from more productive pursuits. After a general description of phenomenon, this presentation will highlight results from collection of research studies demonstrating the impact of Impostor Syndrome on many high-achieving individuals. The presentation will close with discussion of strategies for handling and potentially overcoming Impostor Syndrome.