Contribution to Book
Underdogs as HeroesHandbook of Heroism and Heroic Leadership (2017)
In this chapter, we review theory and research that attempts to unlock the appeal of the under- dog. As we will show, while there is plenty of evidence for the powerful draw of underdogs, there is as of yet no consensus about the cause of this appeal. We will also speculate on the conceptual simi- larities and differences between rooting for underdogs and judging people as heroes.
- underdog heroes
EditorScott T. Allison, George R. Goethals, and Roderick M. Kramer
Citation InformationJoseph A Vandello, Nadav Goldschmied and Kenneth Michniewicz. "Underdogs as Heroes" New YorkHandbook of Heroism and Heroic Leadership (2017)
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