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

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 (2004): 18-21.

Leary, MR. "Digging deeper: The fundamental nature of "self-conscious" emotions." Psychological Inquiry 15.2 (2004): 129-131.

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 40.1 (2004): 14-28. Full Text

Leary, MR, Gallagher, B, Fors, EH, Buttermore, N, Baldwin, E, Lane, KK, and Mills, A. "The invalidity of personal claims about self-esteem." Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin 29 (2003): 623-636. (Academic Article)

MacDonald, G, Saltzman, JL, and Leary, MR. "Social approval and trait self-esteem." Journal of Research in Personality 37.2 (2003): 23-40. Full Text

Leary, MR. "Interpersonal aspects of optimal self-esteem and the authentic self." Psychological Inquiry 14.1 (2003): 52-54.

Leary, MR, and Buttermore, NR. "The Evolution of the Human Self: Tracing the Natural History of Self-Awareness." Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 33.4 (2003): 365-404+447. Full Text

Leary, MR, Kowalski, RM, Smith, L, and Phillips, S. "Teasing, Rejection, and Violence: Case Studies of the School Shootings." Aggressive Behavior 29.3 (2003): 202-214. Full Text

Leary, MR, Herbst, KC, and McCrary, F. "Finding pleasure in solitary activities: Desire for aloneness or disinterest in social contact?." Personality and Individual Differences 35.1 (2003): 59-68. Full Text