Mark R. Leary

Garonzik Family Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences and Director of Graduate Studies

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Florida 1980

  • M.A., University of Florida 1978

  • B.A., West Virginia Wesleyan College 1976


Social motivation and emotion, self-reflection, self-relevant thought, self-compassion

Leary, MR, Allen, AB, and Terry, ML. "Managing social images in naturalistic versus laboratory settings: Implications for understanding and studying self-presentation." European Journal of Social Psychology 41.4 (2011): 411-421. Full Text

Leary, MR, Toner, K, and Gan, M. "Self, identity, and reactions to distal threats: The case of environmental behavior." Psychological Studies 56 (2011): 159-166. (Academic Article) Full Text

Leary, MR, and Allen, AB. "Personality and persona: personality processes in self-presentation." Journal of personality 79.6 (2011): 1191-1218. Full Text

Leary, M. "Why are (some) scientists so opposed to parapsychology?." Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing 7.5 (2011): 275-277. Full Text

Terry, ML, and Leary, MR. "Self-compassion, self-regulation, and health." Self and Identity 10.3 (2011): 352-362. Full Text

Allen, AB, and Leary, MR. "Self-Compassion, Stress, and Coping." Soc Personal Psychol Compass 4.2 (February 1, 2010): 107-118. Full Text

Leary, MR, Adams, CE, and Tate, EB. "Hypo-egoic Self-Regulation." (January 15, 2010): 474-497. (Chapter) Full Text

Allen, AB, and Leary, MR. "Reactions to others' selfish actions in the absence of tangible consequences." Basic and Applied Social Psychology 32.1 (2010): 26-34. Full Text

Leary, MR, Terry, ML, Batts Allen, A, and Tate, EB. "The concept of ego threat in social and personality psychology: is ego threat a viable scientific construct?." Pers Soc Psychol Rev 13.3 (August 2009): 151-164. Full Text