April 25, 2019

Rettinger Quoted in Article on Plagiarism

David Rettinger, associate professor of Psychological Science

David Rettinger, associate professor of Psychological Science

Associate Professor of Psychology David Rettinger was quoted in an article on the ethics of plagiarism. “It’s a particular problem in academia because we care so much about the process,” says Rettinger, who is also the president of the International Center for Academic Integrity and director of Academic Integrity Programs at UMW. “I say this to my students all the time: I don’t care that you give me a [clean] paper. I care that you write a paper. The point is … it’s like sending someone to the gym for you. It completely defeats the purpose.” Read more. 

 

The Ethics (and Crime) of Plagiarism (How Stuff Works)

UA bans ‘contract cheating’ (arkansasonline.com)

We tried buying a college admissions essay online, here’s what happened (Good Morning America)

Rettinger interviewed on Good Morning America

David Rettinger, associate professor of Psychological Science

David Rettinger, associate professor of Psychological Science and director of Academic Integrity Programs

David Rettinger, associate professor of psychology and director of Academic Integrity Programs was interviewed for a segment that aired on April 3 on Good Morning America entitled “We tried buying a college admissions essay online, here’s what happened.” “Contract cheating has grown a great deal over the past ten years,” said Rettinger, who is also the president of the International Center for Academic Integrity. “Students are willing to use internet sites, family members, friends and other technology to get contractors to do their work.”

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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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Cheaters Never Win? Many U.S. High School Students Disagree (how stuff works.com)

COLUMN: A cheatin’ heart? (News and Tribune)

Rettinger Comments on Student Cheating

David Rettinger, associate professor of Psychological Science

David Rettinger, associate professor of Psychological Science

Associate Professor of Psychological Science David Rettinger was quoted about why student cheat in a column in the Indiana Evening News and Tribune.  “Cheating is contagious,” said Rettinger who told columnist Terry Stawar that seeing other students cheat disinhibits and increases the tendency to cheat. Rettinger also is president of the International Center for Academic Integrity, which aims to combat cheating, plagiarism and academic dishonesty.  View the article “A cheatin’ heart” at Cheating is contagious.

 

 

Rettinger Comments about Cheating in Journal of Accountancy

David Rettinger, associate professor of Psychological Science

David Rettinger, associate professor of Psychological Science

David Rettinger, associate professor of Psychological Science, provided his perspective on contract cheating in the Journal of Accountancy. Rettinger is the president of the International Center for Academic Integrity, which aims to combat cheating, plagiarism and academic dishonesty. To view his interview, visit How to identify and prevent contract cheating.