Common Academic Experiences No One Talks About: Repeated Rejection, Impostor Syndrome, and Burnout

@article{Jaremka2020CommonAE,
  title={Common Academic Experiences No One Talks About: Repeated Rejection, Impostor Syndrome, and Burnout},
  author={Lisa M. Jaremka and Joshua M. Ackerman and Bertram Gawronski and Nicholas O. Rule and Kate Sweeny and Linda R. Tropp and Molly A. Metz and Ludwin E. Molina and William S. Ryan and S. Brooke Vick},
  journal={Perspectives on Psychological Science},
  year={2020},
  volume={15},
  pages={519 - 543}
}
Academic life is full of learning, excitement, and discovery. However, academics also experience professional challenges at various points in their career, including repeated rejection, impostor syndrome, and burnout. These negative experiences are rarely talked about publicly, creating a sense of loneliness and isolation for people who presume they are the only ones affected by such setbacks. However, nearly everyone has these experiences at one time or another; therefore, talking about them… 

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