Everyone listens to music and the affect that music has on people is not the same with everyone, but most of the time the affect is not a positive thing. According to the article “Can Music Be a Bad Influence on Kids & Teens?” it states, “According to a 2003 study published in the "Journal of Personality and Social Psychology," violent lyrics increase both aggressive thoughts and aggressive feelings. The study also warns, "Repeated exposure to violent lyrics may contribute to the development of an aggressive personality."” Music is used as a way to express feelings, but when it brings up these situations it is not a good because this can trigger feeling and excitement, just as a felling when you do something brave or rebels. This is something to watch out especially for the youth because we won’t know what to expect from them. Music can also cause death according to the article “Can Music Be a Bad Influence on Kids & Teens?” it states, “When song lyrics focus on death and suicide, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
i. Article in the Washington Post: music that we enjoy causes spikes in our dopamine and causes us to crave more of that good feeling, which keeps us listening to that genre and persuing the best of the best when it comes to our music taste.
Music and the sounds that surround us have a way of affecting us before we even enter this world. David Burrows, a music teacher at New York University explains this concept by saying “An unborn child may startle in the womb at the sound of a door slamming shut. The rich, warm cacophony of the womb has been recorded: the mother’s heartbeat and breathing are among the earliest indicators babies have the existence of a world beyond their own skin.” (Storr). This is something a person never outgrows. Whether we intend on it happening or not, the sounds by which we are surrounded affect our mental patterns. Nevertheless, music has the ability to help us heal emotionally and combat our current mental state.
Music changes human emotions by tapping into various parts of the brain that is why it is utilized by many experts in treating depressed or anxious patients. The meter, timber, rhythm and pitch of music are managed in areas of the brain that deal with emotions and mood.
Rock is known for how much it can impact people’s emotions. When a rock song comes excitement starts pumping through the veins. As Concerts have been heard to include behavior from all out brawls and mosh pits to people swaying together holding lighters in the air. Rock is in escape from the well behaved everyday drum of society. Rock and Roll gives an outlet to the feelings you have to keep bottled in. Through this genre we can therapeutically get in touch with the frustrations we hold within and release
Music makes the human body feel rewarded. When you start to hear a song or beat that is catchy, you either sing along or move with it. Rock and roll evolved around the 1950’s and this music made people want to sing along and move. But instead of the music, bands were more worried about their makeup and their love lives, this is when GNR(Guns N’ Roses) came into play. GNR joined together in the 80s, and they still play their music at shows, concerts, and other big events until this day. GNR wanted to make a move forward in rock and roll due to the pitty music that they have been listening to, and they succeeded.
How can different types of music affect people’s emotions? Music has many different ways to affect people. In some ways, it is good for the body both physically and mentally. In other ways, people think it is nice to listen to. More detailed, music has personalities, which can express what people feel. There are many observations involving different ways to express human emotions. Emotions are very interesting things, especially when they involve music. Music can have many personalities, affect people’s emotions, and be used as therapy.
Music causes the brain to become active in the frontal lobe,parietal lobe, temporal lobe and occipital lobe.Music releases a chemical in the brain called dopamine which is found in the pleasure center of your brain. Depending on what is triggering the dopamine, it can motivate a person OR create cravings for sinful pleasures.
Music has many affects on the brain. Music is known to reduce anxiety. Many people use music as an outlet for stress. Also, music has the capability to change a person’s mood. Typically, when people listen to happy music they are put into a better mood. Music therapists use this strategy
The regulation of emotions is an extremely important skill to maintain good mental health. Music has a powerful ability to induce emotion which many people use to regulate emotions. People who have been diagnosed with depression use music as a coping mechanism. College students
Music has more of an influence on the people in the twenty-first century than it ever has before. Teens, especially, are surrounded by some sort of it in everything they are around or do. Many disagree on how music impacts one’s mental state and behavior; however, all agree that the impact depends on how the listener feels before and how they allow it to influence them.
In the study completed by Fiona Malpass, David Havard, Karis Benford, Ana Costescu, Angeliki Sofitiki, and Donna Taylor of the University of Westminster, results show personality outcome of heavy metal listening to be “…stronger composite preference for the heavy metal tracks was associated with higher Openness to Experience, more negative attitudes toward authority, lower self-esteem, greater need for uniqueness, and lower religiosity” (377). They also state that “In addition, men showed a significantly stronger preference for the tracks than women. These results are discussed in terms of the psychological needs that contemporary heavy metal fills for some individuals” (377). This shows that music can also effect personality differently based upon gender. Further research was completed just on women with the genre of heavy metal by Milton Becknell, Michael Firmin, Chi-En Hwang, David Fleetwood, Kristie Tate, and Gregory Schwab who are college student researchers from Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH. They state that “More recent research, however, suggests that Arnett's position is more representative of females than males (Lacourse, Claes, & Villeneuve, 2001). The general assumption is that heavy metal music listeners release or unload their pent-up frustrations into the loud and intense sounds which they
As the combination of different sounds travel through out ears, we tend to connect music with certain emotions or memories. For example, to feel that adrenaline rush we select a more upbeat tone in music. If you want a relaxed mood, you listen to something nice and calm with a relaxing melody. According to an article by Mental Health Center, students at Penn State did a study on music and emotions; they showed that people’s emotions have a more positive attitude after they listened to music. Music has a great
The impact of music on positive psychology and emotion is a well known fact. Music has an extraordinary ability to change people’s emotions. In humans, music has the ability to invoke emotions of sadness, happiness and even fear (Goycoolea, Levy & Ramirez, 2013). The ability of music to alter human mood makes it one of the greatest subjects of positive psychology. Seligman (2011) argued that even though a lot of effort has been spent on psychotherapy and pharmacology, such interventions are not
Music elicits an emotional and cognitive response in all who listen to it. It is powerful at the individual level because “it can induce multiple responses – physiological, movement, mood, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral” (Francis, 2008,