September 25, 2012
The Honor System: Influences on Attitudes and Behaviors
Beth Schwartz, the Catherine E. & William E. Thoresen Chair in Social Sciences and dean of the College and Holly Tatum, a Randolph psychology professor, presented a talk at the annual conference of the Association for Psychological Science. The talk, “Teaching Within an Honor System: Impact on Pedagogy and Practical Advice,” included a discussion on the history of an honor system, how an honor system really can work, and how it can influence many pedagogical decisions. Their research, which began during the college’s Summer Research Program, also resulted in a poster presentation at APS, titled, “Impact of an Honor Code on Students’ Perceptions of and Responses to Cheating.” Megan Hageman '13 served as first author.