Student lying is situational

A psychology professor at Cornell has conducted an informal experiment that suggests that students lie less online than in face-to-face or phone conversations. One conclusion -- that people lies less when their communication is recorded and can be held against them -- runs counter to the current, popular view of student plagiarism, which is understood to be on the rise despite the fact that it leaves a paper trail.

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