During the American Psychological Association's five experiments, conducted by researchers from Iowa State University and the Texas Department of Human Services examined the effects of seven violent songs by seven artists and eight nonviolent songs by seven artists.
After listening, students were given various psychological tasks to measure aggressive thoughts and feelings, including asking the participants to classify words that have both aggressive and nonaggressive meanings, like rock and stick.
Results of the experiments showed that violent songs led to more aggressive interpretations of ambiguously aggressive words and increased the relative speed with which people read aggressive versus nonaggressive words.
This is totally bogus. If you play a nonviolent song by John Denver, there is a very good chance I will show agressive tendencies. And, sometimes, it takes a little Henry Rollins to put me back on track. These people should turn in their lab coats. The only positive thing that came out of this is that 500 college kids got a little more money to buy weed.
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