Addressing the dangers of imposter syndrome among students

January 3, 2019

The fear of being found out as an imposter is harming student mental health and causing many to make poor career choices, writes Roshini Pinto-Powell. This pervasiveness of imposter syndrome, the author adds, has been driven in part by a social media-driven youth culture that leads many to feel that their peers are more exceptional and flawless than is truly the case. Pinto-Powell goes on to highlight some of the negative consequences of imposter syndrome before recommending that schools and educators do more to mitigate this danger from the moment students arrive at an institution. Inside Higher Ed (International)