Colin Bosma

PhD Candidate in Clinical Psychology

University of Maine


Colin is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the University of Maine clinical psychology doctoral program and is in the Maine Mood Lab.

Colin's primary research interests involve individual differences in emotion regulation (cognitive, psychophysiological, and behavioral) in response to negative mood. He is interested in how the passive collection of digital behaviors (digital phenotyping) can advance our ability to assess individual differences in emotion regulation.

He is also interested in mechanisms of positive outcomes associated with mindfulness-based treatments, as well as statistical analysis techniques for evaluation of the time-varying, multilevel quality of clinical data (e.g., hierarchical linear modeling, statistical learning).


  • Emotion Regulation
  • Digital Phenotyping
  • Mindfulness
  • R, Python


  • PhD in Clinical Psychology, expected 2021

    University of Maine

  • MA in Clinical Psychology, 2017

    University of Maine

  • BA (honors) in Psychology, 2012

    University of Colorado Boulder

Recent Posts

Create New Column Based on Values in Another Column in R

Here is a short post on how to create a new column with the values from one column based on the values in separate column. There are a …

My Academic Workflow

When I began working on my dissertation proposal, I realized I needed to tighten up my workflow. I found the internet is lacking in …

On Attending International Conferences

I first wrote this when I was about to begin graduate school. Although I have not had as many opportunities to attend international …


Ecological Validity of Emotion Regulation (EVER) Study

The EVER study is an investigation of the ecological validity of emotion regulation strategies using an evaluation of the relationships …

Recent Publications

Association of Posttraumatic Stress Symptom Severity With Health-Related Quality of Life and Self-Reported Functioning Across 12 Months After Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

Objective: To investigate the relation between posttraumatic stress (PTS) symptom severity and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) …

Mindfulness as a Protective Factor for the Burden of Caregivers of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Patients

Objectives: Caregivers of people with severe chronic conditions, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), are at risk of developing …

Mindfulness, physical impairment and psychological well-being in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Objective: Mindfulness is the process of actively making new distinctions, rather than relying on habitual or automatic categorizations …

Symptom changes in multiple sclerosis following psychological interventions: a systematic review

Background: Multiple Sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system involving a variety of debilitating physical, sensory, …