Graduate Student: Clinical Psychology
Faculty Advisor: Matthias Mehl & Mary Frances O'Connor
- B.A. in Psychology
Colin Tidwell is a Clinical Psychology doctoral student in the Department of Psychology at the University of Arizona. Before pursuing his Ph.D., Colin worked across four labs at the University of Arizona and Yale University where he developed his interests in LGBTQ+ psychology, resilience, and suicidality.
Colin's research seeks to investigate how the psychological adjustment of sexual and gender minority populations is impacted by the unique stressors experienced in their everyday lives. Colin also uses naturalistic observation methodology (namely the Electronically Activated Recorder) to explore the role of the family environment in adolescent suicidality.
His other activities include work as a graduate advisor for the University of Arizona chapter of the national mental health advocacy group Active Minds.
Galione, J., Kaplan, D., Tidwell C., Mehl, M., Nugent, N. (2020). Naturalistically-observed vs. Self-reported Social Predictors of Self-injurious Thoughts and Behaviors Among Sexual and Gender Minority Youth