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What is Imposter syndrome

Black Women’s Formal and Informal Ways of Leadership: Actualizing the Vision of a More Equitable Workplace
A mental condition in which the victim is convinced that she has no skill beyond that of weaving a web of professional deception through luck and happenstance, upon which she has been able to make professional strides.
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Pressin' On: Leadership From the Black Female Imposter's Perspective
Topeka Small Singleton (Arkansas State University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-3827-5.ch002
Through leadership experiences that span a 20+ year career in higher education, one Black female attempts to demonstrate how Black women who suffer from imposter syndrome experience leadership and overcome through the power of resilience. Supported by research, the implications from these stories highlight the ever-present hardships, and resiliency, that enable Black women in leadership roles to “press on,” or persevere, despite the syndrome and the professional community that threatens to shut them down. These stories reflect the true inequity that Black women face specifically when they attempt to lead in higher education settings and suggest changes that can be made to change the leadership landscape for Black women.
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Common Academic Stress Points and Mental Health Concerns Among Pre-Health and Health Science Students
Feelings that cause students to experience demoralization, shame, and a perception that they are less intelligent or capable than their peers which is commonly known as imposter syndrome, imposterism, or the imposter phenomenon (Houseknecht et al., 2019; Morgenstern & Beck Dallaghan, 2020).
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Don't Panic: The Learner's Guide to a Stress-Free University Galaxy
A feeling that one is phony or an imposter and/or does not belong in their current professional position (e.g., as a student or faculty person at a university).
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Shame to Pride: A Natural Hair Journey From Childhood, the United States Air Force, to Academia
Imposter Syndrome refers to a psychological pattern where individuals doubt their abilities, accomplishments, or talents and fear being exposed as fraud. People experiencing imposter syndrome often believe that their achievements are due to luck or external factors rather than their capabilities, leading to feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt.
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Creative Solutions for Today's Students: A Case-Based Approach to Optimize Face-to-Face, Hybrid, and Remote Learning
A belief that one's accomplishments are not actually deserved despite having the knowledge, skills, and abilities to achieve them.
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Brave Old World: Facing the Challenges in Universal Codes of Media
A psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their skills, talents or accomplishments, characterized by insistent internalized fear of being ‘exposed’ as a ‘fraud’, ‘charlatan’, etc.
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The Racial Battle Fatigue of Black Graduate Women in the Academy
It is a psychological phenomenon where one believes they are a fraud and incapable of doing high-level work despite having previous achievements.
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Becoming Together: Critical Events Across Early Career Researcher Experiences
A feeling of being an outsider, particularly when entering higher education; a sense of not belonging or inadequacy.
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The Imposter Phenomenon in the Medical Profession
An internal experience of feeling like an intellectual fraud, despite external evidence of an individual’s accomplishments, and an inability to internalise a sense of success.
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Taming Procrastination: Origins, Manifestations, and Solutions for the Online Instructor
The feeling of being inadequate or fraudulent, originating from self-doubt.
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University Diversity Challenge: BAME Students and Small Specialist Institutions
The persistent inability of an individual to believe that their success is deserved or has been legitimately achieved as a result of their own efforts or skills.
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Discipline-Focused Revision Practices: A Context-Specific Example of Revising Dissertation Writing
Having doubts about one’s ability to be a scholarly writer and instead one thinks they are masquerading as a scholarly writer and will be discovered ( Noonan, 2015 ; Paltridge & Woodrow, 2012 ).
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