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Underdogs as Heroes
Handbook of Heroism and Heroic Leadership (2017)
  • Joseph A Vandello
  • Nadav Goldschmied
  • Kenneth Michniewicz
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,
  • underdog heroes
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Scott T. Allison, George R. Goethals, and Roderick M. Kramer
Citation Information
Joseph A Vandello, Nadav Goldschmied and Kenneth Michniewicz. "Underdogs as Heroes" New YorkHandbook of Heroism and Heroic Leadership (2017)
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