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We expect you to show academic integrity and will hold each other accountable

The minimum penalty for being found guilty of academic dishonesty in Psych101 is receiving a “0” on the exam or assignment in question. 

The Duke Community Standard (Revised August, 2007)

Duke University is a community dedicated to scholarship, leadership, and service and to the principles of honesty, fairness, respect, and accountability. Citizens of this community commit to reflect upon and uphold these principles in all academic and non-academic endeavors, and to protect and promote a culture of integrity. 

To uphold the Duke Community Standard:


Students must not provide false or misleading information to gain unfair academic advantages. This means using Incapacitation Forms and reporting any errors in Acadly attendance records truthfully. Attempting to falsify evidence of attendance or claim attendance without being present in class (i.e., sending one's phone to class with a classmate) is considered lying and a violation of Duke's Community Standard. 


Course materials (e.g., including course documents but also lectures, test questions, any videos of lectures that are shared with you) are the intellectual property of the instructors, who has worked extremely hard to develop a high-quality course that will serve YOU and future students. Attempting to save and distribute course materials without the instructors’ permission violates her rights and compromises the future learning experience for students.  

Recording of lectures or section meetings is strictly prohibited, unless approved by the instructor beforehand. All lectures and section meetings are the intellectual property of Duke University. Unauthorized recording will be considered a violation of the Duke University Community Standard (see below) and subject to disciplinary action. 

If a lecture recording is shared with you due to an excused absence, you are NOT permitted to share this recording with other students. 

Cheating and Plagiarism

Cheating: Exams in this class are closed-note and non-collaborative. Students may not assist one another on exams, and the use of books, notes, and technology (e.g., cell phones, laptops) are not permitted during the exam period for any reason. Students should be mindful during exams to keep their eyes on their own exam paper and to be aware of how their own exam paper may be visible to others. Students should also be mindful that some students miss the initial exam session due to illness or other personal emergencies. Discussing the exam with a student who has not yet taken it is considered cheating. 

Plagiarism: In addition to the Duke Standards, students are expected to adhere to the principles of ethical scholarship that form the basis of the field of psychology. Students must not misrepresent the ideas of others, including other people and Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems*, as their own ideas. This is called plagiarism. Students must appropriately cite their sources, using direct quotations where appropriate, and put ideas into their own words. 

*We recognize that AI systems (e.g., ChatGPT) are exciting technologies that may even be used to enhance education in a variety of ways. However, the written assignments in this class (i.e., essays, R&W project) are meant to develop and assess your ability to communicate your own ideas in a scientific style. For you to develop this skill, and for us to assess whether you have developed it, you have to write these assignments yourself. Given the nature of these assignments, using ChatGPT and other AI systems to assist your writing is inappropriate and not permitted.