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Detect and reject the impostor

From the September 2017 issue of The Christian Science Journal


I’d never heard the term “impostor syndrome” before until I attended a talk on the subject, one of a series given by my university to help graduate students cope with the stresses of graduate school. I learned that in the academic world the term is used to describe the feeling that we’re “faking it”—that we really don’t know all that we know as scholars and aren’t as smart as our intellectual accomplishments suggest.

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