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Handbook of Heroism and Heroic Leadership

Edited by: Scott T. Allison , George R. Goethals , Roderick M. Kramer

Print publication date:  September  2016
Online publication date:  October  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138915633
eBook ISBN: 9781315690100
Adobe ISBN: 9781317426110

10.4324/9781315690100
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Over the past decade, research and theory on heroism and heroic leadership has greatly expanded, providing new insights on heroic behavior. The Handbook of Heroism and Heroic Leadership brings together new scholarship in this burgeoning field to build an important foundation for further multidisciplinary developments. In its three parts, "Origins of Heroism," "Types of Heroism," and "Processes of Heroism," distinguished social scientists and researchers explore topics such as morality, resilience, courage, empathy, meaning, altruism, spirituality, and transformation. This handbook provides a much-needed consolidation and synthesis for heroism and heroic leadership scholars and graduate students.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Setting the Scene Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Attributes and Applications of Heroes Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Why Heroism Exists Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Adaptive Foundations of Heroism Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The Evolution and Neurobiology of Heroism Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Character Development and the Emergence of Heroic Leadership Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The Moral Character of Heroes Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Why and How Groups Create Moral Heroes Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The Hero Organism Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Everyday Heroes Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Heroism in Times of Crisis Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Holocaust Heroes Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Heroism and Wisdom in Medicine Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Deviant Heroes and Social Heroism in Everyday Life Download PDF
Chapter  15:  To Become or Not to Become? Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Heroism in the Networked Society Download PDF
Chapter  17:  A Training Program in Spiritually Oriented Leadership Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Career Development and a Sense of Calling Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Underdogs as Heroes Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Whistleblowers as Heroes Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The Hero’s Transformation Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Moral Transformation Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The Impact of Heroism on Heroes and Observers Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Accidental and Purposeful Impediments to Heroism Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Heroic Empathy Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Heroic Leaders and Despotic Tyrants Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The Intersection of Purpose and Heroism Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Heroism and the Pursuit of Meaning Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Psychopathy and Heroism Download PDF
Chapter  30:  The Courage of One’s Moral Convictions Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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