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Hanako Murase

Hanako Murase

Assistant Professor


Raintree Hall 135

(219) 981-4223

Office Hours


Dr. Murase is interested in understanding why some (but not all) people who consume substances are more likely than others to suffer from negative consequences. More specifically, she aims to understand the roles various factors of emotion dysregulation play when predicting increased alcohol use and alcohol-related problems. She is also interested in understanding the relationships between self-compassion, compassion for others, interpersonal problems, and alcohol use/problems.


Simons, R. M., Hahn, A., Simons, J. S., & Murase, H.(Under Review). Emotion regulation difficulties and peer drinking uniquely predict alcohol-related problems via motives.

Gaher, R. M., Hahn, A. M., Shishido, H., Simons, J. S., & Gaster, S. (2015). Associations between Sensitivity to Punishment, Sensitivity to Reward, and Gambling. Addictive Behaviors, 42, 180-184. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2014.11.014

Gaher, R. M., Arens, A. M., & Shishido, H. (2013). Alexithymia as a Mediator Between Childhood Maltreatment and Impulsivity. Stress and Health. doi: 10.1002/smi.2552

Shishido, H., Gaher, R. M., & Simons, J. S. (2013). I don’t know how I feel, therefore I act: Alexithymia, Urgency, and Alcohol Problems. Addictive Behaviors, 38(4), 2014-2017.

Manuscript in Preparation:

Murase, H. & Gaher, R. M. (2016). Predicting Alcohol Use and Problems from Developmental and Interpersonal Factors of Emotion Dysregulation.