Mark Leary
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University

Mark Leary is professor of psychology and neuroscience at Duke University in North Carolina. He is the author of The Curse of the Self (2004).

Written by Mark Leary

‘You never stop grieving…’ Laurent Fignon lost the 1989 Tour de France by eight seconds after more than 3000 km of racing. Photo by Jean-Yves Ruszniewski/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images

Essay/
Self-improvement
Don’t beat yourself up

Learning to be kind to yourself when you (inevitably) make mistakes could have a remarkable effect on your happiness

Mark Leary