Dr. Tim Ritchie, chair of the Psychology Department, continues to collaborate with his colleagues in Ireland, the UK, and elsewhere, and has been widening the network of collaborators, including a student at SXU. Below is a summary of the heroism research output that has transpired in 2017:
To a comprehensive edited volume on leadership and heroism, Dr. Ritchie helped contribute to the opening chapter of the handbook:
Kinsella, E. L., Ritchie, T. D., & Igou, E. R. (2017). Attributes and applications of heroes: A brief history of lay and academic perspectives. In Allison, S. T., Goethals, G. R., & Kramer, R. M. (Eds.), Handbook of heroism and heroic leadership (pp. 19-35). New York, NY: Routledge.
To a special issue in the Journal of Humanist Psychology, with his colleagues, Dr. Ritchie contributed two articles:
Coughlan, G., Igou, E. R., Van Tilburg, W. A. P., Kinsella, E. L., & Ritchie, T. D. (2017). From boredom to perceptions of heroes: A meaning-regulation approach to heroism. Journal of Humanistic Psychology. doi:10.1177/0022167817705281
Kinsella, E. L., Igou, E. R., & Ritchie, T. D. (2017). Heroism and the pursuit of a meaningful life. Journal of Humanistic Psychology. doi:10.1177/0022167817701002
In a new journal they published a conceptual article:
Kinsella, E. L., Ritchie, T. D., & Igou, E. R. (2017). On the bravery and courage of heroes: Considering gender. Heroism Science, 2(1), 1-13.
For their contributions to the burgeoning discipline of heroism science, Drs. Kinsella, Igou, and Ritchie each accepted invitation as editorial board members of the new journal Heroism Science: https://heroismscience.wordpress.com/
Finally, a SXU undergraduate student, Cheyenne Reavis, recently presented a poster at a regional conference, and Dr. Ritchie presented a summary of their experimental work at a symposium:
Reavis, C., & Ritchie, T. D. (2017). Inspiration induced by personal heroes prompts inspiration to give charitable donations. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association. Chicago, IL.
Ritchie, T. D., & Reavis, C. (2017). Inspiration induced by personal heroes prompts inspiration to give to charitable donations. Invited symposium presentation: The psychology of heroes at the Midwestern Psychological Association. Chicago, IL.