Promote a growth mindset

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Counteracting Imposter Phenomenon and Stereotype Threat: Advising

Counteracting Imposter Phenomenon and Stereotype Threat

Counteracting Imposter Phenomenon and Stereotype Threat: Advising

Counteracting Imposter Phenomenon and Stereotype Threat

Counteracting Imposter Phenomenon and Stereotype Threat

Counteracting Imposter Phenomenon and Stereotype Threat

Counteracting Imposter Phenomenon and Stereotype Threat

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Conversations in Inclusion and Belonging

Addressing Imposter Phenomenon and Stereotype Threat

Implementation Resources

Counteract imposter phenomenon and stereotype threat

Promote a growth mindset

Imposter phenomenon and stereotype threat can both be addressed by promoting a growth mindset. Psychologist Carol Dweck’s theory on growth mindset states that people try to overcome a challenge when they feel that they have the ability to do so successfully (Dweck, 2016). By creating experiences for students and colleagues with growth mindset in mind, communicating our confidence in their abilities, and sharing the research on growth mindset, we can address stereotype threat and imposter phenomenon.

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