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, 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

Brown, JL, Sheffield, D, Leary, MR, and Robinson, ME. "Social support and experimental pain." Psychosomatic Medicine 65.2 (2003): 276-283. Full Text

Nezlek, JB, and Leary, MR. "Individual differences in self-presentational motives in daily social interaction." Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin 28.2 (2002): 211-223.

Leary, MR. "The self as a source of relational difficulties." Self and Identity 1 (2002): 137-142. (Academic Article)

Culos-Reed, SN, Brawley, LR, Martin, KA, and Leary, MR. "Self-presentation concerns and health behaviors among cosmetic surgery patients." Journal of Applied Social Psychology 32.3 (2002): 560-569.

Leary, MR, Cottrell, CA, and Phillips, M. "Deconfounding the effects of dominance and social acceptance on self-esteem." Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 81.5 (2001): 898-909. Full Text

Bourgeois, KS, and Leary, MR. "Coping with rejection: Derogating those who choose us last." Motivation and Emotion 25.2 (2001): 101-111. Full Text

Kurzban, R, and Leary, MR. "Evolutionary Origins of Stigmatization: The Functions of Social Exclusion." Psychological Bulletin 127.2 (2001): 187-208.

Leary, MR. "Living in the minds of others without knowing it." Psychological Inquiry 12 (2001): 2830-. (Academic Article)