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Scott T. Allison

Scott T. Allison

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Scott Allison's research program focuses on understanding heroism, leadership, and heroic leadership. The framework driving his work is called 'the heroic leadership dynamic', which describes the hero's journey as a transformative process implicating social, developmental, and biological processes. He has written or edited numerous books, including 'Heroes', 'Heroic Leadership', 'Conceptions of Leadership', 'Reel Heroes & Villains', 'Frontiers in Spiritual Leadership', 'Handbook of Heroism and Heroic Leadership', and 'Heroic Humility'.

Scott Allison's 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.

His Heroes blog analyzes and profiles heroes --

His Reel Heroes blog examines movie heroes & villains --

Primary Interests:

  • Ethics and Morality
  • Group Processes
  • Helping, Prosocial Behavior
  • Motivation, Goal Setting

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Courses Taught:

  • Group Dynamics
  • Heroes and Villains
  • Research Methods and Statistical Analyses
  • Social Psychology

Scott T. Allison
Department of Psychology
University of Richmond
Richmond, Virginia 23173
United States

  • Phone: (804) 289-8127
  • Fax: (804) 287-1905

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