Mark R. Leary

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, 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

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

Leary, MR, Gallagher, B, Fors, E, Buttermore, N, Baldwin, E, Kennedy, K, and Mills, A. "The invalidity of disclaimers about the effects of social feedback on self-esteem." Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin 29.5 (2003): 623-636. Full Text

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