Scott T. Allison

Professor of Psychology

Profile

Scott Allison has authored numerous books, including Heroes and Heroic Leadership. He is Professor of Psychology at the University of Richmond where he has published extensively on heroism and leadership. His other books include Reel Heroes, Conceptions of Leadership, Frontiers in Spiritual Leadership, and the Handbook of Heroism. His work has appeared in USA Today, National Public Radio, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Slate Magazine, MSNBC, CBS, Psychology Today, and the Christian Science Monitor. He has received Richmond's Distinguished Educator Award and the Virginia Council of Higher Education's Outstanding Faculty Award.

Awards

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia's Outstanding Faculty Award

Distinguished Educator Award, University of Richmond

Psi Chi Outstanding Faculty Award

Selected Publications

Books

Goethals, G. R., & Allison, S. T. (2019). The Romance of heroism: Ambiguity, attribution, and apotheosis. West Yorkshire: Emerald.

Allison, S. T., Beggan, J. K., & Efthimiou, O. (2019). The art and science of heroism and heroic leadership. Lausanne, Switzerland: Frontiers.

Worthington, E. L, & Allison, S. T. (2018). Heroic humility: What the science of humility can say to people raised on self-focus. Washington. DC: American Psychological Association.

Allison, S. T. (Ed.) (2018). Heroic transformation: How heroes change themselves and the world. Richmond: Palsgrove.

Allison, S. T. (Ed.) (2018). Heroes and villains of the millennial generation. Richmond: Palsgrove

Beggan, J. K., & Allison, S. T. (Eds.) (2018). Leadership and sexuality: Power, principles, and processes. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Efthimiou, O., Allison, S. T., & Franco, Z. E. (Eds.) (2018). Heroism and wellbeing in the 21st Century: Applied and emerging perspectives. New York: Routledge

Allison, S. T. (Ed.) (2017). Heroes of Richmond: Four centuries of courage, dignity, and virtue. Richmond: Palsgrove.

Allison, S. T., Goethals, G. R., & Kramer, R. M. (Eds.) (2017). Handbook of heroism and heroic leadership. New York: Routledge.

Allison, S. T., Kocher, C. T., & Goethals, G. R. (Eds.) (2016). Frontiers in spiritual leadership: Discovering the better angels of our nature. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Allison, S. T. & Smith, G. (2015). Reel heroes & villains. Agile Writer Press.

Goethals, G. R., Allison, S. T., Kramer, R., & Messick, D. (Eds.) (2014). Conceptions of leadership: Enduring ideas and emerging insights. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Smith, G., & Allison, S. T. (2014). Reel heroes, Volume 1: A psychological analysis of movie heroes. Agile Writer Press.

Allison, S. T., & Goethals, G. R. (2013). Heroic leadership: An influence taxonomy of 100 exceptional individuals. New York: Routledge.

Allison, S. T., & Goethals, G. R. (2011). Heroes: What they do and why we need them. New York: Oxford University Press.

Articles

Gray, K., Anderson, S., Doyle, C. M., Hester, N., Schmitt, P., Vonasch, A., Allison, S. T., and Jackson, J. C. (2018). To be immortal, do good or evil. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 44, 868-880.

Franco, Z. E., Allison, S. T., Kinsella, E. L., Kohen, A., Langdon, M., & Zimbardo, P. (2017). Heroism research: A review of theories, methods, challenges, and trends. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 58, 382-396.

Efthimiou, O., & Allison, S. T. (2017). Heroism science: Frameworks for an emerging field. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 1-15.

Allison, S. T., & Goethals, G. R. (2016). Hero worship: The elevation of the human spirit. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour.

Allison, S. T. (2015). The initiation of heroism science. Heroism Science, 1, 1-8.

Goethals, G. R. & Allison, S. T. (2012). Making heroes: The construction of courage, competence and virtue. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 183-235.

Education

Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact Information

102A Richmond Hall
(804) 289-8127
(Mobile)
(804) 287-1905 (Fax)

Areas of Expertise

Social Psychology
Personality Psychology
Research Methods
Heroes, Great Leaders, Legends, and Martyrs

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