From the article:
“We propose that creativity helps individuals develop original ways to bypass moral rules while allowing them to reinterpret available information in a self-serving way as they attempt to justify their immoral actions.”
This isn’t true creativity – it’s cunning (early 14c., "learned, skillful," prp. of cunnen "to know" (see can (v.)). Sense of "skillfully deceitful" is probably late 14c. As a noun from c.1300. [emphasis mine –dmiwench] –source: etymonline.com).
Personally, I think anyone, creative or not, can find ways to "bypass moral rules" in order to benefit themselves. Cunning is a quality present in both animals and humans. Either can learn by simple observation which behaviors to display in order to get what they want, or avoid what they don’t want.
I wonder who commissioned this study, and to what use it will be put. It wouldn’t surprise me to find that a way is being sought to identify and bring under government control any person who shows creative tendencies, just to keep them “out of the way”. It also wouldn’t surprise me to hear that creative people are considered a “threat to national security”.