Leadership studies professor Donelson R. Forsyth, an expert on group dynamics, comments.


"If they were completely objective, they would say, 'These people did something terrible and I can't support them, I cannot be in their corner,'" says Dr. Don Forsyth, a psychology professor specializing in group dynamics at the University of Richmond. "But they aren't objective."

"To really heal, the students need a leader, a leader who will restore their social identity and stand for Penn State," Forsyth says. "Someone to remind them what their values are and help them get over this humiliation."

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Professor, Colonel Leo K. & Gaylee Thorsness Endowed Chair in Ethical Leadership
Group Dynamics
Social Behavior
Psychology of Morality