Harvard Scholar on Leave Amid Misconduct Inquiry

August 10, 2010

Marc Hauser, a prominent psychologist at Harvard University, is on leave amid investigations into research misconduct, The Boston Globe reported. The inquiry has already led to the retraction of an influential article published in 2002 in the journal Cognition and two other journals have been informed of concerns about papers on which Hauser was a major author. Hauser did not respond to requests by the Globe for comment, but the newspaper saw a letter he sent to colleagues in which he referred to mistakes he had made.

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