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"The psychologist, Diederik Stapel, committed academic fraud in “several dozen” published papers, many accepted in respected journals and reported in the news media, according to a report released on Monday by the three Dutch institutions where he has worked..."
This seems to be the latest example of increased academic fraud and plagiarism. Jonathan Schooler, a psychologist at the University of California, Santa Barbara is quoted in this report saying:
“The big problem is that the culture is such that researchers spin their work in a way that tells a prettier story than what they really found. It’s almost like everyone is on steroids, and to compete you have to take steroids as well.” read more