Attributed to Pauline Clance and Suzanne Imes

What It Is:

The term “Imposter Syndrome” was coined by clinical psychologists Pauline R. Clance and Suzanne A. Imes in 1978.

How to Use It:

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See Also:


1. Clance, P.R.; Imes, S.A. (1978). “The imposter phenomenon in high achieving women: dynamics and therapeutic intervention.”. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice. 15 (3): 241–247. 10.1037/h0086006

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