A Cornell researcher whose work came under scrutiny earlier this year for text recycling has had a third paper retracted.
Here’s the retraction notice for “A model of ethical reasoning:”
Although the claims in the article are scientifically valid, the retraction is to address substantial overlap with the author’s previously published works. Those previous works are as follows: Sternberg, R. J. (2010). Teaching for ethical reasoning in liberal education. Liberal Education, 96. Retrieved from https://www.aacu.org/publications-research/periodicals/teaching-ethical-reasoning-liberal-education. Sternberg, R. J. (2012). Teaching for ethical reasoning. International Journal of Educational Psychology, 1, 35–50. http://dx.doi.org/10.4471/ijep.2012.03 The Editor was alerted to this potential overlap, which was then confirmed.
The paper has been cited six times, according to Clarivate Analytics’ Web of Science, including twice by Sternberg himself.
In Sternberg (2017), a footnote entitled “Recycling Correction & Notification” has been added to the online version of the article. The note reads:
This invited essay contains text that has been previously published by the author. The purpose of this correction is to amend the publication record by providing missing citations and clarify where overlap occurs in this work (per the Committee on Publication Ethics text recycling guidelines).
The sections of this article labeled “The Future: A Triangular Theory of Creativity”, “Kinds of Defiance in Creativity”, “Defying the crowd”, “Defying oneself”, and “Defying the Zeitgeist” contain text that is identical or near identical to text that appears in Sternberg, R. J. (2016). A Triangular Theory of Creativity. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. https://doi.org/10.1037/aca0000095; R. J. Sternberg (2017). Creativity from start to finish: A “straight‐A” model of creative process and its relation to intelligence. Journal of Creative Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1002/jocb.223; R. J. Sternberg (2018). What’s wrong with creativity testing? Journal of Creative Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1002/jocb.237.
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