Hadley Rahrig is a predoctoral candidate pursuing a career in social affective neuroscience. Her graduate research contributions have broadly focused on studying the role of mindfulness in intra- and inter-personal functioning through the use of biophysical imaging technology (e.g., fMRI, EEG, fNIRS). For example, her Master’s Thesis explored the neural substrates of self-views and their potential relationship to dispositional mindfulness. She is currently testing the effects mindfulness and reappraisal training on neural (fMRI) responses in a retaliatory aggression task and evaluating the extent to which these training programs regulate anger via distinct executive control mechanisms. Her most recent project–funded by the Mind & Life Institute–applies classic theories of emotion regulation to investigate intergroup emotion in Democratic voters in an ecologically valid paradigm. This research aims to compare to effects of brief mindfulness training and reappraisal training on reducing moment-to-moment emotion reactivity– indexed via self-report and neural response profiles–during passive viewing of emotionally unpleasant political videos. Prospective findings will potentially inform neural models of mindfulness training in naturalistic paradigms.

This profile was last updated on September 4, 2019

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