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Does Groupthink lead to Group Cheating

According to Psychology Today, Groupthink occurs when a group of well-intentioned people make irrational or non-optimal decisions spurred by the urge to conform or the discouragement of dissent. This problematic or premature consensus may be fueled by a particular agenda or simply because group members value harmony and coherence above rational thinking. A recent news story that […]

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Contract Cheating

What is Contract Cheating? Contract cheating is when a student or academic candidate will contract with (pay) an online storefront or individual freelancer who completes their academic work for them. There are varying depths this can go to, ranging from writing papers to physically attempting to take an online examination. A recent article published by EdSurge highlights […]

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Behind the Scenes of Online Proctoring

What happens in the operating room of ProctorFree? When taking online exams with a proctoring solution, students often question how the solution is actually ensuring academic integrity. Let’s demystify how ProctorFree holds its exam takers to a high standard of honesty and integrity. Step into the operating room of ProctorFree and learn how we analyze […]

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The Morning Morality Effect And Why People Cheat (Mostly) In The Afternoon

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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Law Enforcement Officers Involved in Test Cheating Scandal

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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Cheater’s High Confirmed by New Study on Unethical Behavior

What we knew about cheating and its emotional consequences is thrown out of the window in view of a new study’s findings. A study titled, “The Cheater’s High: The Unexpected Affective Benefits of Unethical Behavior” debunks the assumption that unethical behavior elicits negative feelings of shame, guilt or anxiety. The research asserts that people who […]

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Using Tech To Target Online Cheating

With the rapid growth of internet-based courses offered by colleges and universities worldwide, there has also been a spike in online cheating. Previously, there has been no way to tell who was writing an exam or paper, as there was no way to see who was sitting at the keyboard when they were being typed. […]