Articles on Heroism

A personal journey from evil to heroism (pdf)

Philip Zimbardo

 

The Banality of Heroism (pdf)

Zeno Franco & Philip Zimbardo

 

Could You be a Hero? (pdf)

Elizabeth Svoboda

 

Fostering the Heroic Imagination (pdf)

Zeno Franco, Kathy Blau, & Philip Zimbardo

 

The Captain Who Fell into the Lifeboat (pdf)

Zeno Franco & Matt Langdon

 

What’s Holding You Back From Becoming a Hero? (link)

Scott T. Allison

 

The Science of Being a Hero (link)

Annabel Stafford

 

Preventing Bullying by Systemic Changes and Reframing (pdf)

Philip Zimbardo

 

Time Perspective and Social Heroism (pdf)

Philip Zimbardo

 

We Live in a Nation of Bystanders (link)

Philip Martin

 

Humanizing Monsters (link)

Casey Dorman

 

Social Representations of Hero and Everyday Hero: A Network Study from Representative Sample (link) 

Zsolt Keczer, Bálint File, Gábor Orosz, & Phil Zimbardo 

 

Why We’re Obsessed with Understanding Evil (link                                                                             

Elizabeth Svoboda

 

 Heroism in the 21st Century: Recognising and Reconciling with our Personal Heroic Imperative (link)  

Olivia Efthimiou, Scott T. Allison, & Zeno E. Franco 

 

Heroic Leadership in The Walking Dead’s Post-Apocalyptic Universe (link)

Scott T. Allison & Olivia Efthimiou 

 

Hero Versus Saint: Considerations From the Phenomenology of Embodiment (link)                                    

Bryan Smyth 

 

Heroic Leadership (link)                                                                                                                                                           

Scott T. Allison 

 

The Heroism of Men and Women (link)                                                                                                                          

Selwyn W. Becker & Alice Eagly 

 

Arthur Ashe: A Hero On and Off the Court (link)                                                                                                      

Carlie Q. Blessing 

 

The Psychology of Heroism: Extraordinary Champions of Humanity in an Unforgiving World (link)       

Zeno E. Franco & Phil Zimbardo 

 

Edgar Allan Poe: The Tell-Tale Hero (link)                                                                                                                        

Michael David Bonifonte 

                                       

Where We Find Heroes (link)

Kira M. Newman 

 

Heroism Research: A Review of Theories, Methods, Challenges, and Trends (link)

Zeno E. Franco et al. 

 

Seven Ways to Stand Up Against Sexual Harassment (link)

Elizabeth Svoboda 

 

The Hero Organism: Advancing the Embodiment of Heroism Thesis in the 21st Century (link)

Olivia Efthimiou 

 

Transforming Motives and Mentors: The Heroic Leadership of James MacGregor Burns (link)

George R. Goethals & Scott T. Allison 

 

On Boredom and Perceptions of Heroes: A Meaning-Regulation Approach to Heroism (link)

Gillian Coughlan et al. 

 

Underdogs as Heroes (link)

Joseph A. Vandello et al.

 

The Hero’s Transformation (link)

Scott T. Allison and George R. Goethals 

 

Heroism and the Pursuit of a Meaningful Life (link)

Elaine Kinsella, Timothy Ritchie, and Eric Igou 

 

Heroism and Mental Health (available soon)

Scott T. Allison & Athena Cairo

 

What Makes a Hero? Exploring Characteristic Profiles of Heroes Using Q-Method (link)

Brian Riches 

 

Everyday Heroism in Practicing Psychology (link) 

Harris L. Friedman 

 

Collaborative Heroism: An Empirical Investigation (link)

Dana Klisanin 

 

The Initiation of Heroism Science (link)

Scott T. Allison 

 

Heroism and Eudaimonia: Sublime Actualization Through the Embodiment of Virtue (link)

Zeno Franco, Olivia Efthimiou, & Phil Zimbardo

 

Investigating Altruism and Selfishness Through the Hypothetical Use of Superpowers (link)

Ahuti Das-Friebel

 

Hero Worship: The Elevation of the Human Spirit (link)

Scott T. Allison and George R. Goethals

 

The Hybrid Hero: A Contagious Counter-Example (link)

Benjamin Van Tourhout 

 

Mindfulness-Based Heroism: Creating Enlightened Heroes (link)

Patrick Jones 

 

Attributes and Applications of Heroes: A Brief History of Lay and Academic Perspectives (link)

Elaine Kinsella, Timothy Ritchie, and Eric Igou 

 

Heroism in Times of Crisis (link)

Zeno E. Franco 

 

Setting the Scene: The Rise and Coalescence of Heroism Science (link)

Scott T. Allison, George R. Goethals, & Roderick M. Kramer 

 

Studies on Documented Historical Cases of Civil and War Heroes: A Mini-Review (link)

Hannes Rusch

 

“Now He Belongs to the Ages”: The Heroic Leadership Dynamic and Deep Narratives of Greatness (link)

Scott T. Allison & George R. Goethals 

 

Heroic Memory: Remembering the Details of Others’ Heroism (link)

Jaclyn Ford et al.

 

Heroism and the Pursuit of Meaning (link)

Jeff Green et al.

 

The Hero-Journey, Hamlet and Positive Psychological Transformation (link)

Peter Bray

 

The Hero’s Journey: A Mudmap for Change (link)

Clive Williams

 

On the Bravery and Courage of Heroes: Considering Gender (link)

Elaine Kinsella, Timothy Ritchie, and Eric Igou

 

Achilles and the Astronaut: What Heroism Humanities Can Teach Heroism Science (link)

Ruth Martin Curry 

 

Making Heroes: The Construction of Courage, Competence and Virtue (link)

George R. Goethals & Scott T. Allison

 

Scholarly Heroism: A Transdisciplinary Perspective on David Bohm’s Transformative Scholarship and Intellectual Exile (link)
Peter le Breton

 

Heroism: A Conceptual Analysis and Differentiation Between Heroic Action and Altruism (pdf)
Zeno E. Franco, Kathy Blau, and Philip G. Zimbardo

 

The Search For a Hero Gene: Fact or Fiction? (link)

Olivia Efthimiou 

 

A Theological Perspective on Heroic Leadership in the Context of Followership and Servant Leadership (link)

Deborah Robertson

 

The Hero’s Journey in the Extreme Fitness Exercise Infomercial (link)

James K. Beggan

 

Fostering Heroism (link)

Elisabeth Heiner

 

The Berkeley Civic Courage and Heroism Experiment: The Group Dynamics of Individuals Acting in Concert to Advance Ethical Goals in the Public Interest (link

Bill Roller and Philip Zimbardo

 

Psychology in the Public Service (pdf)

Philip Zimbardo

 

The Making of a Hero: Cultivating Empath, Altruism, and Heroic Imagination (link)

Ari Kohen, Matt Langdon, and Brian Riches

 

On the Dynamics of Disobedience: Experimental Investigations of Defying Unjust Authority (link)

Piero Bocchiaro and Philip Zimbardo

 

Social Representations of Hero and Everyday Hero: A Network Study from Representative Samples (link)

Zsolt Keczer, Bálint File, Gábor Orosz and Philip G. Zimbardo

 

Don’t Judge a Living Book by its Cover: Effectiveness of the Living Library Intervention in Reducing Prejudice Toward Roma and LGBT People (link)

Gábor Orosz, Erzsébet Bánki, Beáta Bőthe, István Tóth-Király and Linda R. Tropp

 

How Not to Do a Mindset Intervention: Learning from a Mindset Intervention Among Students with Good Grades (link)

Gábor Orosz, Szilvia Péter-Szarka, Beáta Bőthe, István Tóth-Király and Rony Berger

 

Understanding Experiences of Bullying (link)

 

Paradoxical Truths in Heroic Leadership: Implications for Leadership Development and Effectiveness (link)

Scott T. Allison & Jennifer Cecilione

 

Fostering the Heroic Imagination: An Ancient Ideal and a Modern Vision (link)

Kathy Blau, Zeno Franco, & Phil Zimbardo

 

Evolution of Heroes: An Expanded Typology of Heroes for the Electronic Age (link)

Hakanen, Ernest

 

Volunteer Overseas Development Workers: The Hero’s Adventure and Personal Transformation (link)

Hudson, Sheena, & Kerr Inkson

 

How Can We Study Heroism? (link)

Eranda Jayawickreme & Paul Di Stefano

 

Zeroing in on Heroes: A Prototype Analysis of Hero Features (link)

Elaine Kinsella, Tim Ritches, & Eric Igou

 

Lay Perspectives on the Social and Psychological Functions of Heroes (link)

Elaine Kinsella, Tim Ritches, & Eric Igou

 

Definitions and Omissions of Heroism (link)

Jeffrey Martens 

 

The Role of Mortality Awareness in Heroic Enactment (link)

McCabe et al.

 

What Makes a Hero? The Impact of Integrity on Admiration and Interpersonal Judgment (link)

Barry Schlenker et al.

 

Honesty and Heroes: A Positive Psychology View of Heroism and Academic Honest (link)

Sarah Staats et al.

 

Is His Heroism Hailed and Hers Hidden? Women, Men, and the Social Construction of Heroism (link)

Rankin, Lindsay E. & Alice H Eagly

 

Becoming a Teacher as a Hero’s Journey: Using Metaphor in Preservice Teacher Education (link)

Lisa Goldstein 

 

The Hero and the Internet: Exploring the Emergence of the Cyberhero Archetype (link)

Dana Klisanin

 

Heroism in Literature (link)

Ibrahim Taha

 

Nursing Heroism in the 21st Century (link)

P. Darbyshire 

 

The Hero’s Journey as a Developmental Metaphor in Counseling (link)

Gerard Lawson

 

Health, Healing, and the Myth of the Hero Journey (link)

Marlaine Smith

 

Forgotten Aboriginal War Heroes (link)

P. Newbury

 

The Personality Profile of Brave Exemplars: A Person-Centered Analysis (link)

W. Dunlop & Larry Walker

 

Hierarchical Integration of  Agency and Communion: A Study of Influential Moral Figures (link)

Frimer et al.

 

A Case of Moral Heroism: Sympathy, Personal Identification, and Mortality in Rwanda (link)

Ari Kohen

 

Moral Personality of Brave and Caring Exemplars (link)

Larry Walker & Jeremy Frimer

 

Moral Personality Exemplified (link)

Larry Walker

 

Is There a Hero Gene? (link)

Adam Forest

 

The Garden Variety of Genetic Heroism: In a World of Tasteless Tomatoes, Seed Saviors are Standing Guard (link)

Paul Galloway

 

Historical and Experimental Evidence of Sexual Selection for War Heroism (link)

Hannes Rusch et al. 

 

Smirnov, Ancestral War and the Evolutionary Origins of “Heroism” (link)

Oleg Smirnov