Honesty Glossary

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Honesty: a broad definition of the term honesty includes positive attributes, such as being genuine and authentic, telling the truth (to oneself and to others), and keeping a consistency between one's thoughts, behaviors and words.

Integrity: "moral probity and self-unity" (Peterson & Seligman, 2004, p. 250), telling the truth to ourselves (Lickona, 2004).

Authenticity: "emotional genuineness and also psychological depth" (Peterson & Seligman, 2004, p. 249).

Deception: "the communication of a message with which the communicator, in communicating, intends to mislead –that is, the communication of a message that is intended to cause a person to believe something that is untrue" (Green, 2006, p. 76)

Cheating: "When we talk about student cheating, academic cheating, or academic misconduct, we are referring to acts committed by students that deceive, mislead, or fool the teacher into thinking that the academic work submitted by the student was a student's own work" (Davis, Drinan, & Bertram Gallant, 2009, p. 2).

Plagiarism: plagiarism is the act of stealing other people's words or ideas, and use them as one's own (What is plagiarism? n.d.).

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