Education: Honesty Test

For six years Miss Louise Omwake, a psychology teacher at Centenary Junior College in Hackettstown, N. J., has tried to find out how honest ordinary people are. She devised a test, gave it to 198 girl students at her college. To encourage candor, she let them answer anonymously. Last week, in School and Society, Miss Omwake reported that "honesty appears to correlate with convenience." Guided by circumstances, not by a consistent moral principle, the same students seemed to be sometimes honest, sometimes not. Some findings:

> 84% said they would steal bread for hungry...

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