BLUF"Cryptomnesia" is when somebody uses another person's idea because they have forgotten whose idea it was in the first place—it's not deliberate plagiarism, and usually, a simple reminder can correct the mistake.
Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D writing in Psychology Today makes the following points:
- Recognize the ethical issue.
- Gather information.
- Identify those who stand to benefit.
- Identify alternative actions.
- Compare alternative actions.
- Implement action(s) and monitor outcomes.
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References from the Web:
- SEP 2019 Does Cryptomnesia Excuse Plagiarism?-quetext blog
- DEC 2021 “I Thought My Idea to Use Your Idea Was a Great Idea”: Inadvertent Plagiarism in Marketing- Taylor & Francis Online