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, Tate, EB, Adams, CE, Allen, AB, and Hancock, J. "Self-compassion and reactions to unpleasant self-relevant events: the implications of treating oneself kindly." J Pers Soc Psychol 92.5 (May 2007): 887-904. Full Text

Leary, MR. "Motivational and emotional aspects of the self." Annu Rev Psychol 58 (2007): 317-344. Full Text

Leary, MR, and Tate, EB. "The multi-faceted nature of mindfulness." Psychological Inquiry 18.4 (2007): 251-255.

Leary, MR. "Sociometer theory and the pursuit of relational value: Getting to the root of self-esteem." European Review of Social Psychology 16 (2007): 75-111. (Academic Article)

Adams, CE, and Leary, MR. "Promoting self-compassionate attitudes toward eating among restrictive and guilty eaters." Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology 26.10 (2007): 1120-1144. Full Text

Leary, MR, Adams, CE, and Tate, EB. "Hypo-egoic self-regulation: exercising self-control by diminishing the influence of the self." J Pers 74.6 (December 2006): 1803-1831. (Review) Full Text

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

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