The Resource Heroes : what they do & why we need them, Scott T. Allison and George R. Goethals

Heroes : what they do & why we need them, Scott T. Allison and George R. Goethals

Label
Heroes : what they do & why we need them
Title
Heroes
Title remainder
what they do & why we need them
Statement of responsibility
Scott T. Allison and George R. Goethals
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Abraham Lincoln, Princess Diana, Rick in Casablanca--why do we perceive certain people as heroes? What qualities do we see in them? What must they do to win our admiration? In Heroes, Scott T. Allison and George R. Goethals offer 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. The book discusses a broad range of heroes, including Eleanor Roosevelt, Walt Kowalski in Gran Torino, Senator Ted Kennedy, and explorer Ernest Shackleton, as well as villains such as Shakespeare's Iago. The authors highlight the Great Eight traits of heroes (smart, strong, selfless, caring, charismatic, resilient, reliable, and inspiring) and outline the mental models that we have of how people become heroes, from the underdog who defies great odds (David and Goliath) to the heroes who redeem themselves. Brimming with psychological insight, Heroes provides an illuminating look at heroes--and into our own minds as well. --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
179/.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF575.C8
LC item number
.A45 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Heroes : what they do & why we need them, Scott T. Allison and George R. Goethals
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-219) and index
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Contents
Heroes -- Exemplars -- Redemption -- Obstacles -- Evil -- Shaping
Control code
000046090168
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 230 p.
Isbn
9780199739745
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010009519
Other physical details
ill.
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.b25473372
System control number
(OCoLC)670247272

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