Situations where participants encountered imposter syndrome:
* Master's thesis defense - blanked on basic concepts
* Flight training - I could fly the plane but not recite the FAR's like the guys
* Getting into this conference as a presenter
* Seeing other students that seemed better prepared
* Teaching a class for the 1st time and feeling that I am only one chapter ahead of my students and unable to answer questions
* I switched disciplines - into geology. I still feel like I don't know enough/won't know enough
* New situations (new job, student, disclipline, professional development class, every lecture, developing new courses).
* How did I get this tenure track job?
* Being hired as a research assistant and wondering if the work I do is "good enough" or good...but yet later my advisor is genuinely happy with my work.
* Talking with graduate students in some program about research and them knowing more than me
* Being only interested in geoscience education, with low interest in other things most of the geology department does (sedimentology, etc.). Am I good enough if I only want to research geoscience-ed?
* I only have my master's thesis.
* I just teach at a community college.
* I am dramatically insecure about my ability to do research/be a leader. How will that affect my career as a scientist?
* I wouldn't have gotten into grad school if my advisor didn't have that grant - I'm not as "good" as the others.
* Fake it till you make it
* Involvement in educational communities and organizations
- Sharing with peers/mentors
* mentors have indicated talent
* talking helps to normalize experiences
* how others have learned
* ask for help/feedback on work
* support from colleagues
- reminding yourself you were chosen to be there
- changing inner dialogue - recognize dismissive words (just, only)
- listing concrete accomplishments on CV/Resume
- keeping past successes in mind
-set small goals to achieve weekly
- take time to reward yourself/relax
- primary literature review of imposter syndrome
The Imposter Phenomenon, Jaruwan Sakulku and James Alexander. Journal of Behavorial Science, 2011, vol. 6, No. 1, pp 75-97. Good literature review.