Angry music makes you happy

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Angry music makes you happy

Post by Devil's Child » Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:03 am

Probably not anything new to metalheads. Study done by psychology students in Australia: here.

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Re: Angry music makes you happy

Post by Gomer » Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:06 pm

Would love to see the same study done with the likes of Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift. :lol:

Though in all seriousness I'm guessing that this worked because the test subjects already enjoyed extreme music (the study states they used music from the subjects' own playlists). If anything, my interpretation of this study is that music you like calms you down. I think a more interesting study would be to play the extreme music to people who aren't fans.

Realistically I bet that if you play any kind of music a person doesn't like it's going to piss them off more. Where's my psych degree? :D

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