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

Stutts, LA, Leary, MR, Zeveney, AS, and Hufnagle, AS. "A longitudinal analysis of the relationship between self-compassion and the psychological effects of perceived stress." Self and Identity 17.6 (November 2, 2018): 609-626. Full Text

Parrish, MH, Inagaki, TK, Muscatell, KA, Haltom, KEB, Leary, MR, and Eisenberger, NI. "Self-compassion and responses to negative social feedback: The role of fronto-amygdala circuit connectivity." Self and Identity 17.6 (November 2, 2018): 723-738. Full Text

Jongman-Sereno, KP, and Leary, MR. "Self-judgments of authenticity(Accepted)." Self and Identity (January 1, 2018). Full Text

Jongman-Sereno, KP, and Leary, MR. "The Enigma of Being Yourself: A Critical Examination of the Concept of Authenticity(Accepted)." Review of General Psychology (January 1, 2018). Full Text

Shumway, M, Mangurian, C, Carraher, N, Momenzadeh, A, Leary, M, Lee, EK, and Dilley, JW. "Increasing HIV Testing in Inpatient Psychiatry." Psychosomatics (October 2017). Full Text

Leary, MR, Diebels, KJ, Davisson, EK, Jongman-Sereno, KP, Isherwood, JC, Raimi, KT, Deffler, SA, and Hoyle, RH. "Cognitive and Interpersonal Features of Intellectual Humility." Personality & social psychology bulletin 43.6 (June 2017): 793-813. Full Text

Robinson, KJ, Mayer, S, Allen, AB, Terry, M, Chilton, A, and Leary, MR. "Resisting self-compassion: Why are some people opposed to being kind to themselves?." Self and Identity 15.5 (September 2, 2016): 505-524. Full Text

Gohar, D, Leary, MR, and Costanzo, PR. "Self-Presentational Congruence and Psychosocial Adjustment: A Test of Three Models." Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology 35.7 (September 2016): 589-608. Full Text

Cheng, JE, Shumway, M, Leary, M, and Mangurian, CV. "Patient Factors Associated with Extended Length of Stay in the Psychiatric Inpatient Units of a Large Urban County Hospital." Community mental health journal 52.6 (August 2016): 658-661. Full Text


Leary, MR. "Self-awareness, hypo-egoicism, and psychological well-being." Subjective Well-Being and Life Satisfaction. December 15, 2017. 392-408. Full Text

Leary, MR, and Bolino, MC. "An actor-perceiver model of impression management in organizations." The Self at Work: Fundamental Theory and Research. December 14, 2017. 253-272. Full Text

Leary, MR, and Jongman-Sereno, KP. "Self-presentation: Signaling personal and social characteristics." Social Signal Processing. January 1, 2017. 69-77. Full Text

Leary, MR, Jongman-Sereno, KP, and Diebels, KJ. "Measures of Concerns with Public Image and Social Evaluation." Measures of Personality and Social Psychological Constructs. January 1, 2015. 448-473. Full Text

Leary, MR, and Jongman-Sereno, KP. "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. July 11, 2014. 579-597. Full Text

Leary, MR, Jongman-Sereno, KP, and Diebels, KJ. "The pursuit of status: A self-presentational perspective on the quest for social value." The Psychology of Social Status. April 1, 2014. 159-178. Full Text

Leary, MR. "Functions of the self in interpersonal relationships: What does the self actually do?." The Self and Social Relationships. January 1, 2013. 95-115. Full Text

Costanzo, PR, Hoyle, RH, and Leary, MR. "Personality, Social Psychology, and Psychopathology: Reflections on a Lewinian Vision." The Oxford Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology. September 18, 2012. Full Text


Selected Grants

Student Resilience awarded by Duke Endowment (Co-Principal Investigator). 2013 to 2016

Self-compassion and Well-being in the Elderly awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2009 to 2011

MRI: Acquisition of a Mobile Behavioral Research Laboratory awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2008 to 2010