The Imposter Syndrome - Why successful people often feel like frauds
How can it be that so many clever, competent and capable people can feel that they are just one step away from being exposed as a complete fraud? Despite evidence that they are performing well they can still have that lurking fear that at any moment someone is going to tap them on the shoulder and say "We need to have a chat".
Our internationally renowned speaker presented what the latest psychological research has to tell us about 'The Imposter Syndrome' and more importantly some strategies for dealing with it.
A video of this talk is available here.
All graduate students and postdocs
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Hugh Kearns (Flinders University, Australia) has worked with thousands of high performing imposters; he is one himself and is currently writing a book on the topic. His areas of expertise include self-management, positive psychology, work-life balance, learning and creativity.
This talk has already taken place. A video is available here.
B1, B2, B3
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The Researcher Training Tool (click on Researcher Development)
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