My research program focuses on the behavioral and mental construction of heroes, villains, underdogs, great leaders, martyrs, and dead legends. I have written two books on heroes, both co-authored with George Goethals. The first, published in 2011 by Oxford University Press, is called HEROES: WHAT THEY DO & WHY WE NEED THEM. The second, entitled HEROIC LEADERSHIP, was published by Routledge in 2013.
Please visit my two different HEROES blogs. One blog focuses on commentary, analysis, and profiles of specific heroes -- www.blog.richmond.edu/heroes
My other blog is called REEL HEROES. Here we analyze heroes in the movies -- www.reelheroes.net
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Allison, S. T., & Goethals, G. R. (2013). Heroic leadership: An influence taxonomy of 100 exceptional individuals. New York: Routledge.
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- Allison, S. T., & Goethals, G. R. (2011). Heroes: What they do and why we need them. New York: Oxford University Press.
- Kim, J., Allison, S. T., Eylon, D., Goethals, G., Markus, M., McGuire, H., & Hindle, S. (2008). Rooting for (and then abandoning) the underdog. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 38, 2550-2573.
- Goethals, G. R., & Allison, S. T. (2012). Making heroes: The construction of courage, competence and virtue. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 183-235.
- Eylon, D., & Allison, S. T. (2005). The frozen in time effect in evaluations of the dead. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31, 1708-1717.
- Allison, S. T., & Eylon, D. (2005). The demise of leadership: Death positivity biases in posthumous impressions of leaders. In D. Messick & R. Kramer (Eds.), The psychology of leadership: Some new approaches (pp. 295-317). New York: Erlbaum.
- Allison, S. T., & Burnette, J. (2010). Fairness and preference for underdogs and top dogs. In R. Kramer, A. Tenbrunsel, & M. Bazerman, (Eds.), Social Decision Making: Social Dilemmas, Social Values, and Ethical Judgments. New York: Psychology Press.
- Allison, S. T., & Goethals, G. R. (2008). Deifying the dead and downtrodden: Sympathetic figures as exceptional leaders. In C. L. Hoyt, G. R. Goethals, & D. R. Forsyth (Eds.), Leadership at the crossroads: Psychology and leadership. Westport, CT: Praeger.
- Allison, S. T., & Goethals, G. R. (2012). The seven paradoxes of heroism. Personality and Social Psychology Connections.
- 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, VA 23173
- Phone: (804) 289-8127
- Fax: (804) 287-1905