BRONY STUDY (Research Project)

Researchers' Profiles

Patrick Edwards, Ph.D.

Dr. Edwards began both his academic and clinical careers in the early 1980s.  He has taught for over 25 years at the graduate and undergraduate level and has trained Master degree researchers and clinicians.  His research interests include: Health Psychology, Behavioral Medicine, the structure of Love Languages, Factors Influencing patient's responses to therapy, and most recently Factors influencing the development and expression of the Brony Fan Phenomena. He has published works in various peer reviewed professional journals.
Dr. Edwards has also provided therapy to individual, couples and families in Private Practice and Psychiatric Hospital settings. Dr. Edwards is currently an Adjunct faculty member at USCupstate in the Psychology Department.

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
University of Georgia

Enjoys creating artwork and poetry, and spending time with his family.


Marsha H. Redden, Ph.D.

Dr. Marsha Howze Redden earned her Ph.D. at Louisiana State University in 1973 and shortly thereafter began an independent clinical private practice in a small community in South Louisiana.  She had a general practice, working with patients with a variety of problems and from ages three years to the elderly population   Dr. Redden retired from private practice in 2008 after 31 years and then has served as adjunct professor at a small liberal arts college. She has taught classes which include research design and methodology, as well as psychological testing.  She now maintains a very small private practice, does volunteer work and is learning to play the piano.


Ph. D., Louisiana State University, 1973

Professional Associations

  • American Psychological Association 
  • Licensed in South Carolina


Jan Griffin, Ph.D.

Dr. Griffin has a Ph.D in Psychology, with specialities in Personality, Social Psychology and Statistics. She has been teaching at the University level since 1980 after receiving her Ph.D. from Northern Illinois University. Her areas of research interest include: stereotyping, social stima and social influence. Dr. Griffin is a Professor of Psychology at USC Upstate, in Spartanburg SC.


Daniel Chadborn, MS
Daniel has a Master's Degree in Psychology, with interests focusing in Social Psychology, Adolescent Identity Development, and Evolutionary Psychology. He is an acInstructor of Psychology at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond Louisiana where he also ts as the Undergraduate Coordinator for the Psychology.

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