Don’t hide your eyes: plagarize: Why do writers continue to lift the work of others? Good article by Boston Globe’s Davis Mehegan.
Joseph Glenmullen, a clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, says plagiarism is sometimes rooted in the American dream that anyone can be anything he aspires to be. ”I see a lot of students in trouble for plagiarism,” he says. ”One of the great gifts of our culture is upward social mobility, but it has an Achilles’ heel: People in this kind of trouble are often under a lot of pressure from their families to do well and succeed, but sometimes there is a lot of anger and resentment at that pressure.”
But then, can’t anger and resentment and the pressure to succeed be blamed for just about any reckless behavior?