What is Imposter Syndrome?

Image: David Whittaker. Source: http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/events/impostersyndrome.html

This one is for the smart, brave women in CHEM 342 who shared their experiences as women in STEM today in a class discussion. One of the places we landed was a discussion about imposter syndrome.  What is it?  Why does it exist?  How do we overcome it?  Here are some good places to start in answering these questions:

(Aside: Check out this Facebook group!! https://www.facebook.com/ChemWomen/?fref=ts)

Wikipedia Article
Original Paper on Imposter Phenomenon in High Achieving Women
Imposter Phenomenon Defined by Dr. Pauline Rose Clancy
Huffington Post:Do you Suffer from Imposter Syndrome?
Seven Ways to Start Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

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