Normalize feelings of imposter phenomenon

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Reducing the Impact of Imposter Phenomenon

Addressing Imposter Phenomenon and Stereotype Threat: Admissions

Reducing the Impact of Imposter Phenomenon

Reducing the Impact of Imposter Phenomenon and Stereotype Threat: Advising

Reducing the Impact of Imposter Phenomenon

Reducing the Impact of Imposter Phenomenon

Reducing the Impact of Imposter Phenomenon

Reducing the Impact of Imposter Phenomenon

Reducing the Impact of Imposter Phenomenon

Reducing the Impact of Imposter Phenomenon

Reducing the Impact of Imposter Phenomenon and Stereotype Threat: Advising

Reducing the Impact of Imposter Phenomenon

Reducing the Impact of Imposter Phenomenon

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Reduce the impact of imposter phenomenon and stereotype threat

Normalize feelings of imposter phenomenon

Normalizing feelings of imposter phenomenon so that students and colleagues become aware of how common it is among students, staff, faculty, and leaders can help them reframe their thoughts and feelings. They may be able to shift their perspective from “This means that I don’t belong” to “Most of us have experienced this.” Changing beliefs about one’s capabilities can change one’s ability to perform (Dweck, 2016). Reducing the impact of imposter phenomenon for everyone on campus can lead to improved academic and job-related outcomes as well as improved mental and physical health.

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