Making Heroes: The Construction of Courage, Competence and Virtue
In this article, we examine the psychological processes underlying the construction of heroes. We focus on the cognitive and motivational forces that give rise to heroism, and we discuss the behaviors that characterize heroic life.
Goethals, George R. and Scott T. Allison. "Making Heroes: The Construction of Courage, Competence and Virtue" Advances in Experimental Social Psychology 46 (2012): 183-235.