The study launched last November is about to enter stage 2. We have collected over 1900 responses (reduced due to incomplete forms and nearly 400 participants under 18 who took the survey) and over the next few days I will be posting and announcing some of our findings and where we plan on going from here.
I am currently coding the groups, grouping participants who identified their top fandoms together and while there were a ton of varied responses around 7 fandoms made up about 1/3 of the total participants. These fandoms also represented groups large enough to run some preliminary data analysis on to examine the composition and reported function those fandoms have.
As a preview to what is coming. The top responding fandoms (not in order at the moment):
Marvel (comics, movies, etc.): may be split later on into separate groups; Sherlock (BBC), Dr. Who, Football, Harry Potter, Homestuck, and Supernatural.
Trust me, I will not. I do not, nor will I ever claim to be a psychologist until I have obtained a degree. I believe that has been something I have stressed as much as possible. But, just for the sake of elaboration.
To those whom are new to this, please realize that I am only a psychology student, I do not possess nearly the experience and education to be giving proper diagnosis to anyone.
To those of you whom are looking to speak to an actual psychologist, please turn your attention to http://askprofessoruponium.tumblr.com. He is a brilliant man whom has gladly offered me his aid with psychology and is far more skilled in the field than I am. Even if you don’t ask him a question, give him a follow!
I really find the beard to be a very nice design choice both on human OCs and on ponies. I find it very nice to see due to the fact not many ponies have it. It’s also very funny to draw, too.
I wish I could see more OCs and background ponies with beards, it gives the chance to make some unique designs.
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You know what would be a seriously good idea for a promotional blog? A blog that promotes completed story arcs!
You see, personally I prefer to read story-based blogs in binges, rather than following them as they update every few hours/days/weeks/months/years, and I doubt I’m the only one….
We’re drawing today! We drew his favorite monster toy Lil’ Cthulhu, Agent P, and a Dinosaur and he can name them all!
Going to post this here so I can say I have actually drawn and posted something in the last year.
We will be all over the place between our panels and all the panels we will be attending.
Anyone who wants please stop me and make me socialize and come an check out the Brony Study panel and the Ask a Brony Psychologist panel and speak to the entire study team.
Another cool note the following weekend we will be in Washing DC presenting Fandom Study results to the American Psychological Association and in a few months were hosting a panel in New Orleans for the American Pop Culture Association!
BronyCon 2014 is going to be HUGE and we have some numbers to share with you. Check out “BronyCon by the Numbers”
Ill be there with the Brony/Fandom Study crew for 2 panels with Drs Edwards, Redden, and Griffin!!!!!!
If you are there lets chat, I’m much more productive and social in person than I may appear to be on my blogs! I also need to see what other panels I want to attend!
I am thinking ill do a lot of updating on the new blog: FandomPsyc.tumblr.com
Hopefully ill make an icon by then!
I have decided to start a new blog, may it survive longer than my ask blog and garner more followers than my mod blog scienceinchaos This “course” I have dubbed PSYC 1312.4 (the first noted stardate of the original Star Trek series) and plan ob boldly going where many fans have gone before in…
I’m thinking of starting a blog for fandom science/psychology focusing on and array of topics from the psychology of character actions to some of the fandom research I am involved in, to the psychology of fans themselves. I am wondering if anyone thinks this is a good idea, has potential, or would be worth attempting to find time to focus on.
I would also have to come up with a name too.
Bronies might be the most 21st-century fandom out there. Here’s why.