Feeling like a Fraud: the prevalence of impostor syndrome among students

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


Have you ever been in an auditorium attending a lecture and experienced a sinking feeling that you did not belong there? That it was only a matter of time before your lecturer and colleagues will figure out you’re a fraud? Do not worry, you are not the only one. In fact, research suggests that 80% of students, as early as the age of 10, feel like impostors to some degree. What factors can lead to students feeling like impostors? Or the consequences? Dr Mioara Cristea will address what impostorism looks like and also how we can cope with it.
Period2 Feb 2021
Event titlePsychology on Tap
Event typeSeminar
LocationEdinburgh, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionRegional


  • impostor syndrome
  • Students
  • wellbeing
  • perfectionism
  • social identity
  • self-presentation strategies