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Scott T. Allison

Scott T. Allison

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My research program focuses on understanding heroism, leadership, and heroic leadership. I have written or edited a number of books, including:

(1) HEROES: WHAT THEY DO & WHY WE NEED THEM, published by Oxford University Press in 2011.

(2) HEROIC LEADERSHIP, published by Routledge in 2013.

(3) CONCEPTIONS OF LEADERSHIP, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2014.

(4) REEL HEROES & VILLAINS, published by Agile Writer Press in 2015.

(5) FRONTIERS IN SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2016.

(6) HANDBOOK OF HEROISM and HEROIC LEADERSHIP, to be published by Routledge in 2017.

My Heroes blog analyzes and profiles heroes --

My 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
28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, Virginia 23173
United States

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

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