Study: 75 percent of women executives have experienced imposter syndrome

A new survey also found that women executives believe imposter syndrome to be common among women in corporate America.

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  • A new survey found that three-fourths of women executives have experienced imposter syndrome and believe they put more pressure on themselves to succeed than men.
  • Imposter syndrome was first identified in highly successful women in 1978.
  • Imposter syndrome is a widespread phenomenon, but there are ways to ease the agony.
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    No, opposites do not attract

    The problem is that what's true of magnets is not at all true of romance.

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    Everyone seems to agree that opposites attract.
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    How Camus and Sartre split up over the question of how to be free

    If the idea of freedom bound Camus and Sartre philosophically, then the fight for justice united them politically.

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    They were an odd pair. Albert Camus was French Algerian, a pied-noir born into poverty who effortlessly charmed with his Bogart-esque features.
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    Cognitive ability tied to better social distancing

    Working memory is the workhorse of cognition. Having less of it has side effects.

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    • A new study finds that people with lower working memory capacity were less likely to practice social distancing.
    • The study also found working memory was related to how fairly a subject behaved in an ultimatum game.
    • The findings help explain why some people don't social distance and offer new ways to encourage proper distancing.
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    Do we really date based on our own ideals?

    Do we really know what we want in a romantic partner? If so, do our desires actually mean we match up with people who suit them?

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    • Two separate scientific studies suggest that our "ideals" don't really match what we look for in a romantic partner.
    • Results of studies like these can change the way we date, especially in the online world.
    • "You say you want these three attributes and you like the people who possess these attributes. But the story doesn't end there," says Paul Eastwick, co-author of the study and professor in the UC Davis Department of Psychology.
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