The Imposter Syndrome
Why do 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".
The session will explain why high performing people often doubt their abilities and find it hard to enjoy their successes. It will also show the links to perfectionism and self-handicapping strategies such as procrastination, avoidance and overcommitment.
At the end of this session you will:
- know what the latest psychological research tells us about the imposter syndrome is and how it operates
- realise how widespread imposter feelings are and why highly successful people can feel like frauds
- be aware of evidence-based strategies that reduce imposter feelings
|Target Audience||All Postgraduate Research Students|
|CaRST Credit||3 hours|
|Domain||B: Personal Effectiveness|
|Mode of Delivery||Face to Face|
Hugh Kearns, ThinkWell
|Provider||Adelaide Graduate Centre|
|Evidence of Completion||The organiser will provide students with a certificate upon completion of the activity|
or 8313 5882
|Dates||25 September 2017, 9:30am-12:30pm, North Terrace|
|Booking||Face to Face and Live Stream: through the University Course Bookings system. Click on the 'Book Online' button below. Be sure to select the appropriate session depending on whether you would like to attend in person or watch the live stream.|