Even Imaginary Barriers Can Prevent Kids From Cheating On Tests

How can you discourage kids from copying each other on tests? You could always use a simple frame to separate them, or even a ruler to draw an imaginary line between their desks.

When these behavioural “nudge” techniques were used in new research, they significantly reduced cheating among 5 to 6-year-olds. This shows “that even seemingly unremarkable features of children’s environments can nudge them to act honestly”, the researchers write. Continue reading →

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