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Psychology  2024 

The Impact of Different Roles on the Moral Judgment of AI Painting Plagiarism: The Mediating Role of Moral Disengagement

DOI: 10.4236/psych.2024.151003, PP. 27-43

Keywords: AI Painting, Moral Judgment, Moral Disengagement, Roles

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Purpose: This study aims to explore the impact of different roles (actor, victim, and evaluator) on the moral judgment of AI painting plagiarism scenarios, and to test the mediating role of moral disengagement. Method: A randomized controlled experiment was used. The subjects, a total of 153 participants, were randomly divided into three groups according to their roles. After assuming their roles, the subjects were asked to judge the immorality of the moral story and the plagiarized picture, and the level of moral disengagement was measured using a moral disengagement questionnaire. Results: 1) The moral judgments of roles are significantly negatively correlated with moral disengagement and its four sub-dimensions. 2) There are significant differences in the level of moral judgment between different roles, and the moral judgment of the actor is significantly lower than that of the victim and evaluator. 3) Moral disengagement plays a mediating role in the impact of roles on moral judgment. Conclusion: 1) Roles affect the moral judgment of individuals on AI painting plagiarism. 2) Roles not only directly affect moral judgment, but also indirectly affect moral judgment by affecting the level of moral disengagement.


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