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What would possibly prevent you from cheating in the morning, but not in the afternoon? According to a new study published in the Journal of Psychological Science, willpower. Researchers from Harvard and Utah universities looked into how something as simple as the time of the day and fatigue affects moral behavior. They discovered that people

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Students in Florida are scratching their heads after failing exams. This was the result of being flagged as potential cheaters by software that invalidates tests found to have suspiciously similar answer patterns. The test security company that offers this test-assessing program uses data forensics that compares tests against one another and matches those with similar

In China, high school students are under a lot of pressure. Getting into college depends on students’ one-time performance at the annual college entrance exams. China, like many other countries, implements an educational system that prioritizes test performance and in some ways practices a “teach to the test” mentality. Inevitably, the increasing reliance on test

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Why do we cheat?

Wednesday, 06 November 2013 by

We’ve talked before about the cheater’s high, how people experience satisfaction when they cheat. While it explains that unethical behavior can stimulate a sense of achievement for the cheater rather than shame or guilt, it doesn’t explain why we resort to this unethical behavior in the first place. The Cheater’s High study showed that people

A race against the clock to regain public trust is taking place at the Basic Law Enforcement Academy in Washington. After allegations of a cheating scandal have been revealed, the Washington State Patrol announced its preliminary investigations on the matter. It has been discovered that recruits were sharing test information through an informal and illegal

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