August 11, 2020

Rettinger Discusses the Prevalence of Cheating

David Rettinger, associate professor of Psychological Science

David Rettinger, associate professor of Psychological Science

Associate Professor of Psychological Sciences David Rettinger, who is also the president of the International Center for Academic Integrity, was quoted in an article on HowStuffWorks.com on the prevalence of cheating among college students. “The research I’ve seen and conducted doesn’t demonstrate a huge uptick in cheating,” Rettinger said. “Research by Prof. Don McCabe over the past 20 years shows up and downs in reported cheating. My more recent follow-ups indicated that the trend is continuing.” Rettinger references the late Donald L. McCabe, who is considered “the founding father of research on academic integrity,” and co-wrote the book “Cheating in College: Why Students Do It and What Educators Can Do About It.”

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