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, Twenge, JM, and Quinlivan, E. "Interpersonal rejection as a determinant of anger and aggression." Personality and Social Psychology Review 10.2 (2006): 111-132. Full Text

Quinlivan, E, and Leary, MR. "Women's perceptions of their bodies: Discrepancies between self-appraisals and reflected appraisals." Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology 24.8 (2005): 1139-1163. Full Text

Leary, MR. "Nuggets of social psychological wisdom." Psychological Inquiry 16.4 (2005): 176-179. Full Text

MacDonald, G, and Leary, MR. "Why does social exclusion hurt? The relationship between social and physical pain." Psychological Bulletin 131.2 (2005): 202-223. Full Text

Carpenter, S, Rowatt, T, Brooks, L, Magid, V, Stage, R, Wydro, P, Cramer, S, Walker, M, Wolfe, C, Singleton, R, Sigall, H, Eichelberger, A, Jordan, J, Leaf, S, Grahe, J, Brown, RP, Swim, J, Pearson, NB, Wetzel, C, Pezzo, M, Gosling, S, MacLin, K, Reifman, A, Awbrey, B, Wright, C, Jerzak, P, Samuels, SM, Lemmond, G, Leary, M, and Seta, C. "Measuring School Spirit: A National Teaching Exercise." Teaching of Psychology 31.1 (December 1, 2004): 18-21.

Buckley, KE, Winkel, RE, and Leary, MR. "Reactions to acceptance and rejection: Effects of level and sequence of relational evaluation." Journal of Experimental Social Psychology 40 (2004): 1428-. (Academic Article)

Ginis, KAM, and Leary, MR. "Self-Presentational Processes in Health-Damaging Behavior." Journal of Applied Sport Psychology 16.1 (2004): 59-74. Full Text