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You are absolutely right, Kenii. In fact, groups and collectives are often more powerful in their heroism because they can do more than a single individual.
In my latest book on movie heroes, called Reel Heroes, my co-author and I talk about heroes as (1) individuals, (2) duos, and (3) ensembles. You've inspired me to write a future Psych Today post on how these heroes differ from each other.
I agree with you that members of groups bring different strengths to the table, creating a whole new and unique dynamic of heroism. Not many social scientists have studied this phenomenon, and it definitely begs to be studied.
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