Behavior: A Taint of Scholarly Fraud

The late British psychologist Cyril Burt was eminent in his profession: he held the psychology chair at London's University College, was knighted by King George VI and won the Thorndike award from the American Psychological Association. As a government adviser, he helped restructure the British educational system in the 1940s. Now, five years after his death, Burt is the object of a growing scandal. He has been accused of doctoring data and signing the names of others to reports that he wrote. If the charges are proved true, said Science magazine last week,...

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