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Midwestern Regional Convention

2018 MPA Convention
April 12–14, 2018 | Palmer House Hilton | Chicago, IL
Psi Chi Distinguished Lecturer

We Can't All Be Right:
Psychological and Social Implications
of Intellectual Humility

Differences in intellectual humility have implications for the degree to which people are attuned to the quality of persuasive arguments, derogate those who disagree with them, react to people who change opinions, and behave in ways that promote satisfying close relationships. This address will describe a program of research on intellectual humility, examine the impact of intellectual humility on people’s well-being, and discuss its relevance for ideological divisions in society.

Mark R. Leary, PhD
Duke University
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Mark Leary, PhD, 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 PhD in social psychology from the University of Florida. He taught previously at Denison University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Wake Forest University.

Dr. 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: Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior and Why You Are Who You Are.

Dr. 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. Dr. Leary blogs regularly for





Melissa T. Buelow, PhD
The Ohio State University–Newark

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