Why We Need Heroes
Inside the mind of heroes, legends, and underdogs.
Scott T Allison Ph.D.
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Scott T. Allison is Professor of Psychology at the University of Richmond and is author of Heroes and Heroic Leadership.
Research shows that 95% of us have heroes. But what do heroes do for us? In this blog, I explore the many psychological processes underlying our need for heroes. Some of these processes are obvious; others are surprising.
I hope you enjoy these insights from my own and others' research findings about humanity’s greatest individuals.