Imposter Syndrome

Mary's written a really interesting post about Mental Health and Graduate Students on her blog. Apparently there's a recognised psychological condition 'Imposter Syndrome' that affects high achievers, including academics, especially women and, I should think, a large proportion of PhD students! Given that most of us from time to time say we feel like frauds I suggest we all study these 10 Steps to Overcome Impostor Syndrome.

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Mary said…
Um, I'm not sure it's actually an 'officially' recognized psychological condition. Or not universally so anyway. That doesn't stop it corresponding to a lot of people's experience, of course.

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