Moral elevation: A positive moral emotion associated with elevating moral sentiment
Xi HUANG1,Hong-Yu LIANG1,Fang LI1,2,Shi-Min CHEN3,Wei-Xin WANG1,Miao-Lian LIN1,4,Xue ZHENG1()
1 School of Psychology, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510631, China 2 School of Teacher Education and Psychology, Sichuan Normal University, Chengdu 610068, China 3 School of Public Administration, China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou 221116, China 4 Hangzhou Yinhu Elementary School, Hangzhou 311422, China
Moral elevation refers to a positive moral emotion response to a situation that, when witnessing other’s moral behavior, people appreciates other’s virtue and feels moral sentiment elevated. Moral elevation has affective, physical, cognitive, and behavioral aspects. Moral elevation can be induced by materials and situations, and be measured by identifier words and scales. The formation of moral elevation needs two key mechanisms, including positive inner attribution and positive upward social comparison, and these mechanisms can be affected by the characteristics of other’s moral behavior and the observer’s characteristics. Moral elevation triggers activation of the cranial and autonomic nerve as well as endocrine reactivity. Psychological effects of moral elevation include promoting pro-social behavior and positive social cognition, and enhancing positive impact to oneself. Future researches of moral elevation should investigate its physiological mechanisms, explore its broaden-and-build effects, examine diverse cultural and indigenous populations, and consider applications to moral education.
黄玺,梁宏宇,李放,陈世民,王巍欣,林妙莲,郑雪. 道德提升感：一种提升道德情操的积极道德情绪[J]. 心理科学进展, 2018, 26(7): 1253-1263.
Xi HUANG,Hong-Yu LIANG,Fang LI,Shi-Min CHEN,Wei-Xin WANG,Miao-Lian LIN,Xue ZHENG. Moral elevation: A positive moral emotion associated with elevating moral sentiment. Advances in Psychological Science, 2018, 26(7): 1253-1263.
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