Mark R. Leary
Garonzik Family Professor Emeritus
Education & Training
Ph.D., University of Florida 1980
M.A., University of Florida 1978
B.A., West Virginia Wesleyan College 1976
Mark Leary is Garonzik Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from West Virginia Wesleyan College and his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Florida. He taught previously at Denison University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Wake Forest University.
Leary has published 14 books and more than 250 scholarly articles and chapters on topics dealing with social motivation, emotion, and self-relevant thought, including The Curse of the Self: Self-awareness, Egotism, and the Quality of Human Life. He has also recorded two courses for the Teaching Company's Great Courses series: Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior and Why You Are Who You Are: Investigations to Human Personality.
Leary is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. He received the Lifetime Career Award from the International Society for Self and Identity and was co-recipient of the Scientific Impact Award from the Society for Experimental Social Psychology. He was founding editor of Self and Identity, editor of Personality and Social Psychology Review, and served as President of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.
Social motivation and emotion, self-reflection, self-relevant thought, self-compassion
Diebels, K. J., and M. R. Leary. “The psychological implications of believing that everything is one.” Journal of Positive Psychology, vol. 14, no. 4, July 2019, pp. 463–73. Scopus, doi:10.1080/17439760.2018.1484939. Full Text
Jongman-Sereno, K. P., and M. R. Leary. “The Enigma of Being Yourself: A Critical Examination of the Concept of Authenticity.” Review of General Psychology, vol. 23, no. 1, Mar. 2019, pp. 133–42. Scopus, doi:10.1037/gpr0000157. Full Text
Diebels, K. J., et al. “Individual differences in selfishness as a major dimension of personality: A reinterpretation of the sixth personality factor.” Review of General Psychology, vol. 22, no. 4, Dec. 2018, pp. 367–76. Scopus, doi:10.1037/gpr0000155. Full Text
Martin, J. L., et al. “A lasting sting: Examining the short-term and long-term effects of real-life group rejection.” Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, vol. 21, no. 8, Dec. 2018, pp. 1109–24. Scopus, doi:10.1177/1368430217695443. Full Text
Stutts, L. A., et al. “A longitudinal analysis of the relationship between self-compassion and the psychological effects of perceived stress.” Self and Identity, vol. 17, no. 6, Nov. 2018, pp. 609–26. Scopus, doi:10.1080/15298868.2017.1422537. Full Text
Parrish, M. H., et al. “Self-compassion and responses to negative social feedback: The role of fronto-amygdala circuit connectivity.” Self and Identity, vol. 17, no. 6, Nov. 2018, pp. 723–38. Scopus, doi:10.1080/15298868.2018.1490344. Full Text
Leary, Mark R., et al. “Cognitive and Interpersonal Features of Intellectual Humility..” Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin, vol. 43, no. 6, June 2017, pp. 793–813. Epmc, doi:10.1177/0146167217697695. Full Text
Robinson, K. J., et al. “Resisting self-compassion: Why are some people opposed to being kind to themselves?.” Self and Identity, vol. 15, no. 5, Sept. 2016, pp. 505–24. Scopus, doi:10.1080/15298868.2016.1160952. Full Text
Gohar, D., et al. “Self-presentational congruence and psychosocial adjustment: A test of three models.” Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, vol. 35, no. 7, Sept. 2016, pp. 589–608. Scopus, doi:10.1521/jscp.2016.35.7.589. Full Text
Leary, M. R. “Self-awareness, hypo-egoicism, and psychological well-being.” Subjective Well-Being and Life Satisfaction, 2017, pp. 392–408. Scopus, doi:10.4324/9781351231879. Full Text
Leary, M. R., and M. C. Bolino. “An actor-perceiver model of impression management in organizations.” The Self at Work: Fundamental Theory and Research, 2017, pp. 253–72. Scopus, doi:10.4324/9781315626543. Full Text
Leary, M. R., and K. P. Jongman-Sereno. “Self-presentation: Signaling personal and social characteristics.” Social Signal Processing, 2017, pp. 69–77. Scopus, doi:10.1017/9781316676202.007. Full Text
Leary, M. R. “Motivational and emotional aspects of interpersonal rejection: Twenty-five years of theory and research.” Ostracism, Exclusion, and Rejection, 2016, pp. 46–60. Scopus, doi:10.4324/9781315308470. Full Text
Leary, M. R., et al. “Measures of Concerns with Public Image and Social Evaluation.” Measures of Personality and Social Psychological Constructs, 2015, pp. 448–73. Scopus, doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-386915-9.00016-4. Full Text
Leary, M. R., and K. P. Jongman-Sereno. “Social Anxiety as an Early Warning System: A Refinement and Extension of the Self-Presentation Theory of Social Anxiety.” Social Anxiety: Clinical, Developmental, and Social Perspectives: Third Edition, 2014, pp. 579–97. Scopus, doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-394427-6.00020-0. Full Text
Leary, M. R., et al. “The pursuit of status: A self-presentational perspective on the quest for social value.” The Psychology of Social Status, 2014, pp. 159–78. Scopus, doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-0867-7_8. Full Text
Leary, M. R. “Functions of the self in interpersonal relationships: What does the self actually do?.” The Self and Social Relationships, 2013, pp. 95–115. Scopus, doi:10.4324/9780203783061. Full Text
Costanzo, P. R., et al. “Personality, Social Psychology, and Psychopathology: Reflections on a Lewinian Vision.” The Oxford Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology, 2012. Scopus, doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195398991.013.0023. Full Text
Leary, Mark R. The Oxford Handbook of Hypo-Egoic Phenomena. Oxford University Press, 2016.
Leary, Mark R. Introduction to Behavioral Research Methods. Pearson, 2016.
Leary, Mark R., and Rowland S. Miller. Social Psychology and Dysfunctional Behavior Origins, Diagnosis, and Treatment. Springer Science & Business Media, 2012.
Leary, M. R. The Curse of the Self: Self-Awareness, Egotism, and the Quality of Human Life. 2007, pp. 1–237. Scopus, doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172423.001.0001. Full Text
Leary, Mark R., and Robin M. Kowalski. Social Anxiety. Guilford Press, 1997.
Leary, Mark R. Understanding social anxiety social, personality and clinical perspectives. Sage Publications, Inc, 1983.