Understanding and Overcoming Imposter Phenomenon

Nell speaks with business psychologist and coach Bettina Koerner about her recently completed Master’s Thesis, which focuses on the connection between perceived social background and imposter phenomenon. Nell and Bettina discuss Bettina’s research in depth, touching on the root causes of imposter phenomenon, its relation to Pierre Bourdieu’s Habitus theory, and how imposter phenomenon is affected by perceived social or psychological disadvantages, including feelings of discrimination among minority groups. They also discuss strategies that individuals and organizations can use to overcome imposter phenomenon to unlock true potential.


Related Resources:


Project Implicit: https://implicit.harvard.edu/

The Equality and Human Rights Commission: https://equalityhumanrights.com/en

The Charta Der Vielfalt Diversity Study (2020): https://www.diversity-trends.de/#inhaltCharta

The Charta Der Vielfalt Diversity Fact Sheet: PDF Factsheet Link (https://www.charta-der-vielfalt.de/fileadmin/user_upload/Studien_Publikationen_Charta/Charta_der_Vielfalt_Factsheet_Soziale_Herkunft.pdf)  

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