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  • Kinsella, Elaine Louise; Ritchie, Timothy D.; Igou, Eric Raymond (Routledge, 2017)
    Research on heroism typically seems fascinating to people in everyday life: they ask insightful and interesting questions about the research, offer their personal reflections on heroes, and sometimes share details of ...
  • Coughlan, Gillian; Igou, Eric Raymond; van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P.; Kinsella, Elaine Louise; Ritchie, Timothy D. (Sage Publications, 2017)
    We propose that boredom, a state associated with a sense of meaninglessness, leads to a psychological search for meaning in life, which in turn elevates affirmation of heroes. This hypothesis builds on the notion that ...
  • Kinsella, Elaine Louise; Richie, Timothy D; Igou, Eric Raymond (2017)
    Heroes are frequently described as both brave and courageous. Each adjective is often used interchangeably in public and academic discourse, despite historical and philosophical differences in their meaning. While research ...
  • Igou, Eric Raymond; van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P.; Kinsella, Elaine Louise; Buckley, Laura K. (Frontiers Media, 2018)
    We investigated whether regret predicted the motivation to act heroically. In a series of studies, we examined the relationship between regret, search for meaning in life, and heroism motivation. First, Study 1 (a and ...
  • Kinsella, Elaine Louise (University of Limerick, 2012)
    This thesis documents a PhD research project, conducted over three years, that investigates the important features and functions associated with heroes. This programme of research was designed to add to the scant literature ...
  • Allison, Scott T.; Kinsella, Elaine Louise (2019)
    Although less than a decade old, the nascent field of heroism science has enjoyed considerable growth in the form of publication output, a regular conference series, and a flagship journal. We briefly discuss the trade ...
  • Kinsella, Elaine Louise; Ritchie, Timothy D.; Igou, Eric Raymond (American Psychological Association, 2015)
    Heroes are ubiquitous in literature and popular discourse, yet little is known about cognitive representations of heroes. We examined lay conceptions of heroes using a prototype approach, compared heroes with other ...
  • Kinsella, Elaine Louise; English, Alison; McMahon, Jennifer (Heroic Imagination Project, 2020)
    Recent research has revealed that having a personal hero can offer psychological resources to adults, particularly during challenging times. Yet we know little about the role that heroes play in the lives of adolescents – ...

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