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Lecture: 'Understanding and Combating Imposter Syndrome'

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March 2, 2017
2:30 pm-4:00 pm

All Campus

Free admission
Shana Passonno

Do You Secretly Worry You’re Not as Smart as Everyone “Thinks” You Are?

Impostor syndrome describes the experience of discrediting successes (good grades, degrees, tenure, promotions, awards) as products of timing or luck, rather than personal achievement. Left unchecked, imposter syndrome can interfere with academic progress and professional success.

Valerie Young, internationally-known expert and author on impostor syndrome, will lead an interactive workshop on how to mitigate [your own] impostor feelings in yourself or others, recognize and address it in the classroom, and work to positively affect changes in academic culture that can fuel self-doubt in students and faculty.

All graduate students, postdocs and faculty/staff are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be provided. Pre-registration is required.  

Speaker Biography: Valerie Young

Valerie Young is an internationally known speaker and the author of the award-winning book The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It (Crown/Random House) now available in five languages. Young is a UMass alumna, having earned her Ed.D. from the College of Education.


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