Mark R. Leary

Mark R. Leary

Garonzik Family Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

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, and Jongman-Sereno, KP. "When Rejection Kills: The Central Role of Low Relational Value in School Violence." International Journal of Developmental Sciences 8.1-2 (January 1, 2014): 25-27. Full Text

Toner, K, Gan, M, and Leary, MR. "The Impact of Individual and Group Feedback on Environmental Intentions and Self-Beliefs." Environment and Behavior 46.1 (January 2014): 24-45. Full Text

Keng, S-L, Robins, CJ, Smoski, MJ, Dagenbach, J, and Leary, MR. "Reappraisal and mindfulness: a comparison of subjective effects and cognitive costs." Behaviour Research and Therapy 51.12 (December 2013): 899-904. Full Text

Toner, K, Leary, MR, Asher, MW, and Jongman-Sereno, KP. "Feeling superior is a bipartisan issue: extremity (not direction) of political views predicts perceived belief superiority." Psychol Sci 24.12 (December 2013): 2454-2462. Full Text

Terry, ML, Leary, MR, Mehta, S, and Henderson, K. "Self-compassionate reactions to health threats." Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin 39.7 (July 2013): 911-926. Full Text

Terry, ML, Leary, MR, and Mehta, S. "Self-compassion as a Buffer against Homesickness, Depression, and Dissatisfaction in the Transition to College." Self and Identity 12.3 (May 2013): 278-290. Full Text

Kemppainen, JK, Brion, JM, Leary, M, Wantland, D, Sullivan, K, Nokes, K, Bain, CA, Chaiphibalsarisdi, P, Chen, W-T, Holzemer, WL, Eller, LS, Iipinge, S, Johnson, MO, Portillo, C, Voss, J, Tyer-Viola, L, Corless, IB, Nicholas, PK, Rose, CD, Phillips, JC, Sefcik, E, Mendez, MR, and Kirksey, KM. "Use of a brief version of the self-compassion inventory with an international sample of people with HIV/AIDS." Aids Care 25.12 (January 2013): 1513-1519. Full Text

Leary, MR, Kelly, KM, Cottrell, CA, and Schreindorfer, LS. "Construct validity of the need to belong scale: mapping the nomological network." Journal of Personality Assessment 95.6 (January 2013): 610-624. Full Text

Leary, MR. "To what extent is self-esteem influenced by interpersonal as compared with intra personal processes? What are these processes?." Self-Esteem Issues and Answers: A Sourcebook of Current Perspectives (2013): 195-200. Full Text

Leary, MR. "What are the most pressing issues facing researchers?." Self-Esteem Issues and Answers: A Sourcebook of Current Perspectives (2013): 421-429. Full Text