Contribution to Book
Attributes and Applications of Heroes: A Brief History of Lay and Academic PerspectivesHandbook of Heroism and Heroic Leadership (2017)
We briefly summarize the existing research on heroism with particular focus on the audience for heroes, and their perception of hero characteristics and influence. A new model, the hero functions framework (Kinsella, Ritchie, & Igou, 2015a), is presented and the three categories of psychological functions that heroes seem to fulfill for others are discussed. We outline three areas that we believe should be prioritized when planning future research. We then provide examples of how to use citizen heroes as a tool for positive change in health, well-being, rehabilitation, and education contexts.
EditorScott T. Allison, George R. Goethals, Roderick M. Kramer
Citation InformationElaine Kinsella, Timothy D Ritchie and Eric Igou. "Attributes and Applications of Heroes: A Brief History of Lay and Academic Perspectives" New YorkHandbook of Heroism and Heroic Leadership (2017)
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