June 17, 2021

Rettinger Comments on Cheating in the News

Professor of Psychological Science and Director of Academic Integrity Programs David Rettinger

Professor of Psychological Science and Director of Academic Integrity Programs David Rettinger

Professor of Psychological Science David Rettinger, who is also director of Academic Integrity Programs at UMW, has recently appeared in several interviews on academic integrity and the uptick in cheating during remote learning, including a segment on NBC4 in Washington. Watch here.

He was also recently interviewed in the GW Hatchet, the student newspaper at George Washington University.

“You’re hearing a lot of students say things like ‘I really can’t learn in this environment,’ and some of that has to be because of the quick turnaround to online,” Rettinger said. “And then you add in the social psychology of it, so it’s a lot easier to be dishonest with someone who’s not right in front of you.” Read more.