Psychology researchers found that listening to heavy metal music is a healthy way of processing negative emotions. It does not make people more violent. Some research shows that metalheads are less likely to cheat on their partners than jazz listeners.
The Social Psychology Of Heavy Metal & Rock Music: Research On Metalheads
Picture this: A bunch of unique looking headbanging people listening to heavy music; entering a whirlpool of human collision in front of their favorite artist; raising their fists in the air; raising the devil’s horns \m/. What is that all about? Who are they? These are the metalheads. What is their psychology?
We are going to look at the social psychology of heavy metal and rock music fans. In this article, I’ll review the scientific research done on their personality, their behavior, why they do what they do, what they get out it, etc. The effects of heavy metal music can be described through a social-music psychology lens. Let’s look through it.
Heavy metal has many connotations that relate to social psychology. I’ll highlight th… Continue Reading (11 minute read)