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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2021, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (2): 268-275.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2021.00268

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Moral emotion: A new perspective on the relationship between morality and creativity

WANG Botao, WEI Ping   

  1. Mental Health Education Center, Xidian University, Xi’an 710126, China
  • Received:2020-03-18 Online:2021-02-15 Published:2020-12-29

Abstract: Studies on the relationship between morality and creativity have often distinguished individuals’ moral level by using the standards of moral cognition or moral behavior, and explored the influence of moral on creativity. However, the results are inconsistent and even contradictory. The possible reason may come from the moral measurement errors, because people often tend to modify their own moral cognition or behavior performance according to social expectations. So, the present study intends to use moral emotion as a new perspective to explore the relationship between moral and creativity. Results indicated that creativity can be affected by moral emotions in many potential pathways (cognition, motivation, self-perception and psychological capital, etc.). Future researches should deeply understand the characters and mechanism of moral emotion; explore the relationships among moral, moral emotion and creativity; and look for new models of moral and creative cultivation.

Key words: moral emotion, creativity, morality, creative process, creative achievement, malevolent creativity

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