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Impostor syndrome. The impostor syndrome, sometimes called impostor phenomenon or fraud syndrome, is a psychological phenomenon in which people are unable to internalize their accomplishments.

Impostor syndrome

Despite external evidence of their competence, those with the syndrome remain convinced that they are frauds and do not deserve the success they have achieved. Proof of success is dismissed as luck, timing, or as a result of deceiving others into thinking they are more intelligent and competent than they believe themselves to be. Background[edit] The term "impostor syndrome" first appeared in an article written by Pauline R.

Clance and Suzanne A. The impostor syndrome tends to be studied as a reaction to certain stimuli and events. Prevalence[edit] Psychological research done in the early 1980s estimated that two out of five successful people consider themselves frauds and other studies have found that 70 percent of all people feel like impostors at one time or another. Demographics[edit] Potential mechanisms[edit] Cinematical. - America's Only Humor & Video Site Since 1958. Untitled. RHPolitics - Page 1 of 555. Rebecca Black - Friday Video (ft Usher) Fukushima: Chernobyl Redux? Shan Nair is a British nuclear safety expert who was part of a panel that advised the European Commission on its response to the Chernobyl disaster in 1986.

Fukushima: Chernobyl Redux?

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Japan Miracle Rescues: Baby Girl, Elderly Woman Found Alive

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A Guide to Signs and Symbols in Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” Video

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Oscars: 'King's Speech' Reigns Supreme with Four Awards - TIME

Just a few minutes after the end of the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony — with The King’s Speech picking up four out of a possible 12 Oscars, for Best Picture, Actor, Director and Original Screenplay — the Stuttering Foundation of America e-mailed a press release: “Stuttering Reigns King at Oscars.” “It is an eloquently golden night for people who stutter,” proclaimed the foundation’s president, Jane Fraser. “The King’s Speech has been a godsend for the entire stuttering community.”

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Arizona: Why an Iraqi Woman Fell Victim to Honor Killing

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Gaddafi's Next Move: Sabotage Libya's Oil and Sow Chaos?

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