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2012-08-31 22:26:08

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Harvard University officials have likely turned from the school´s crimson to red with embarrassment over reports that 125 undergraduates at the prestigious Ivy League institution of higher learning may have cheated on a final exam earlier this year. This is reportedly the most widespread academic misconduct scandal ever to rock the Massachusetts school. While Harvard officials have declined to release the name of the...

2012-02-23 13:00:00

iThenticate helps leading psychology publisher educate individuals from other cultures on the issues of plagiarism and authentic writing OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Turnitin, creators of iThenticate and the leader in plagiarism prevention, is helping Ammons Scientific (AmSci), a leading publisher of psychology journals, ensure research is original before publication. The majority of manuscripts submitted to AmSci are from authors and researchers in...

2011-04-20 13:31:37

Temptation to cheat on a math test was best resisted by students who believe in a harsh, punishing God Belief in God doesn't deter a person from cheating on a test, unless that God is seen as a mean, punishing one, researchers say. On the flip side, psychology researchers Azim F. Shariff at the University of Oregon and Ara Norenzayan at the University of British Columbia found that undergraduate college students who believe in a caring, forgiving God are more likely to cheat. The findings...

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2010-12-01 08:45:00

College students who exhibit narcissistic tendencies are more likely than fellow students to cheat on exams and assignments, a new study shows. The results suggested that narcissists were motivated to cheat because their academic performance functions as an opportunity to show off to others, and they didn't feel particularly guilty about their actions. "Narcissists really want to be admired by others, and you look good in college if you're getting good grades," said Amy Brunell, lead author...

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2010-05-12 08:50:00

Study examines prevalence, perceptions of cheating Most high-school students participating in a new study on academic honesty say they have cheated on tests and homework "“ and, in some alarming cases, say they don't consider certain types of cheating out of line. The study by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln gauged both the prevalence and perceptions of cheating among high-school students. It found the practice is widespread and many students carry misperceptions about academic...

2010-03-18 13:59:54

The history of students who copy homework from classmates may be as old as school itself. But in today's age of lecture-hall laptops and online coursework, how prevalent and damaging to the education of students has such academic dishonesty become? According to research published online today in Physical Review Special Topics: Physics Education Research, it turns out that unnoticed student cheating is a significant cause of course failure nationally. A researcher from the University of Kansas...

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2009-08-11 00:00:00

Research has shown how to motivate kids so they are much less likely to cheat, but the findings are often not put into practice, U.S. researchers said. We know when kids cheat, why kids cheat and how kids cheat, Eric Anderman, an expert on student cheating at Ohio State University, said in a statement. Anderman told the American Psychological Association meeting in Toronto that cheating among students is widespread and has been growing -- studies show up to 80 percent of high-achieving high...

2009-07-15 00:06:25

Cheating has gone high-tech at a Catholic high school in Virginia where students allegedly used cell phones to share answers to a test, the principal says. At least 30 of the 100 seniors at Bishop Sullivan High School used cell phones cradled near their pockets to cheat on a test measuring their knowledge of modern forms of government, Principal Dennis Price told The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot. The test had been given to several class sections over the course of a day near the end of the...

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2008-08-18 11:05:00

While many studies have examined cheating among college students, new research looks at the issue from a different perspective "“ identifying students who are least likely to cheat. The study of students at one Ohio university found that students who scored high on measures of courage, empathy and honesty were less likely than others to report their cheating in the past "“ or intending to cheat in the future. Moreover, those students who reported less cheating were also less...

2008-07-27 15:00:38

By WALTER WILLIAMS "Hard Times at Douglass High" is an HBO documentary that aired in June. It captured much of the 2004-2005 school year at Baltimore's predominantly black Frederick Douglass High School. The tragedy is that what is seen in the documentary is typical of most predominantly black urban schools. Douglass' students are four to five years below grade level. Most of its ninth-graders read at the third-, fourth- or fifth-grade levels. In 2006, only 24 percent of its students...