The Search for Social Identity

If self-uncertainty motivates people to identify with a group and internalize that identity as a key part of who they are, they need to be confident that they know exactly what the group’s identity is. When you need what you consider to be reliable and trusted sources of identity information, where do you turn? The first port of call are those who you believe…

What Is Imposter Syndrome

What Is Imposter Syndrome? By Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT Last updated:27 Jan 2019 ~ 4 min read Have you ever felt like an imposter or fraud? You’re not alone. Particularly in a professional setting, people may have this feeling, but lack the words to describe it. This is calledimposter syndrome,which means feeling like a fraud due to self-doubt and lack of confidence.…

Self is not entirely lost in dementia

In the past when scholars have reflected on the psychological impact of dementia they have frequently referred to the loss of the “self” in dramatic and devastating terms, using language such as the “unbecoming of the self” or the “disintegration” of the self. Source: ‘Self is not entirely lost in dementia,’ argues new review