In Sheryl Sandburg’s Lean In, she writes that she first heard of imposter syndrome -- the fear that we must not actually deserve any praise we receive -- at a speech given by Peggy McIntosh, Ph.D., in 1991. McIntosh, a senior research scientist at the Wellesley Centers for Women, began writing about this phenomenon in the 1980s and is still adding to her scholarship on the matter. She discussed her new paper in the "Feeling Like a Fraud" series during this October 2017 presentation at Wellesley College.

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