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Interviewee

Dr. Scott Allison and Dr. Al Goethals

Title of Publication Discussed

Heroes: What They Do and Why We Need Them

Department

Psychology

Document Type

Podcast

Publication Date

2011

Abstract

Dr. Scott Allison, Professor, Department of Psychology and Dr. Al Goethals, Professor, Jepson School of Leadership Studies discuss their recent book, Heroes: What They Do and Why We Need Them. Published by Oxford University Press, the book offers a stimulating tour of the psychology of heroism, shedding light on what heroism and villainy mean to most people and why heroes — both real people and fictional characters — are so vital to our lives. For more information on the book and project, connect to the “Heroes” blog.

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