Katie Pretzinger's scientific contributions

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Article
Reviews, analyzes, and compares the lives of Charles A. Lindbergh and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin to demonstrate the continuing existence of the American hero in contemporary society. The concept of pioneer hero can be maintained by expanding the frontier from the notion of land to limitless outer space. It is concluded that the basis of modern hero worshi...

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... For example, religious figures, martyrs, and political activists have proposed new ways of living for groups of individuals throughout history. Heroes have been described as representing the values of society (Carlyle, 1840(Carlyle, /2007, acting as behavioral models for the masses (Pretzinger, 1976), and modelling positive human virtues (Cohen, 1993). Heroes may help children understand the norms and roles within society (Erikson, 1977) through fairy tales and stories. ...