Source: Inside Higher Education

The impostor phenomenon is found in high-achieving individuals who do not believe in their success, making them feel like frauds. According to the American Psychological Association, this phenomenon was first considered a trend among women who were advancing professionally in the 1970s.

A new study from the University of Texas at Austin suggests that the impostor phenomenon is becoming more prevalent at colleges and universities across the country.

Minorities already face other social barriers like discrimination which can impact them emotionally and data shows that they report higher rates of depression and anxiety, as a result. The study suggests that the impostor phenomenon contributes to these statistics, and negatively affect their mental health.

Read full story at: Inside Higher Education

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Study Shows ‘Impostor Phenomenon’ Can Impact Minorities’ Mental Health

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