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Report Self - Study CPE: The Psychology of Lying: Diederik Stapel's Audacious Academic Fraud

  • September 01, 2021
  • 7:30 AM
  • September 30, 2021
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                             The Man of a Con Mind

The Psychology of Lying: Diederik Stapel's Audacious Academic Fraud 

Report Self - Study CPE

CPE Credit: 5

Course Level: Introductory

Prerequisite: None

Registration: Through August 31, 2021.

Earn 5 AACI CPE credit by passing an Online exam after reading “The Psychology of Lying: Diederik Stapel's Audacious Academic Fraud  


The Psychology of Lying: Diederik Stapel's Audacious Academic Fraud 

"Stapel’s fraud may shine a spotlight on dishonesty in science, but scientific fraud is hardly new. The rogues’ gallery of academic liars and cheats features scientific celebrities who have enjoyed similar prominence. The once-celebrated South Korean stem-cell researcher Hwang Woo Suk stunned scientists in his field a few years ago after it was discovered that almost all of the work for which he was known was fraudulent. The prominent Harvard evolutionary biologist Marc Hauser resigned in 2011 during an investigation by the Office of Research Integrity at the Department of Health and Human Services that would end up determining that some of his papers contained fabricated data.

Every year, the Office of Research Integrity uncovers numerous instances­ of bad behavior by scientists, ranging from lying on grant applications to using fake images in publications. A blog called Retraction Watch publishes a steady stream of posts about papers being retracted by journals because of allegations or evidence of misconduct."

You are expected to buy / reach it from the New York Times Website

Report: New York Times 

Language: English.

Online CPE Exam 

Exam Attributes

  • Number of questions: 10
  • Type of questions: Multiple choice and true/false
  • Has a time limit of: 00:20:00
  • Number of attempts allowed: 2
  • Must be finished in one sitting. You cannot save and finish later.
  • Questions displayed per page: 1
  • Will not allow you to go back and change your answers.
  • Will not let you finish with any questions unattempted.
  • Has a pass mark of: 70%
  • Language: English

Sitting For The Online Exam

  • Within one week of the Online exam window (availability), you receive the exam designated link. Click it to reach the Online exam
  • If you are a member of The AACI, your password is your unique member ID. A non-member will receive her/his unique password via email.
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  • ALL the well-known browsers work fine.
  • Desktop, laptop, tablet (i.e iPad) or smart phone (i.e. iPhone).
  • When you PASS it, download your certificate of achievement.
  • When you finish it, have immediate feedback for each incorrect answer.

Please note: To be eligible for CPE credit, you must sit and complete the exam during its availability of this event. You may only claim CPE credit for this exam during one calendar year once. 

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