Scott T Allison Ph.D.

Scott T. Allison has authored numerous books, including The Romance of Heroes and Heroic Transformation. He is Professor of Psychology at the University of Richmond where he has published extensively on heroism and leadership. His other books include Reel Heroes, Heroism and Wellbeing in the 21st Century, Frontiers in Spiritual Leadership, and the Handbook of Heroism. His work has appeared in USA Today, National Public Radio, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Slate Magazine, MSNBC, CBS, Psychology Today, and the Christian Science Monitor. He has received Richmond's Distinguished Educator Award and the Virginia Council of Higher Education's Outstanding Faculty Award.

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Why We Need Heroes

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.




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