Ummmmmm… we love pop music but really?!
A "scientific" study researching music's mental effect on adolescents followed a group of 300 12-16 year-old kids in the Netherlands for four years…
And apparently the researchers found that those who listened to mainstream pop — music like Justin Bieber and One Direction — were generally "well behaved" (whatever THAT means!), while those who preferred music like hip-hop, punk, metal, gothic, trans, and techno showed signs of "acting out" by the time they were 16.
UMM we say again… what?! We don't like generalizations!
There is definitely something OFF about this study! First of all there are too many variables in music and human action to prove any type of causal relationship like this.
And also, what the eff does "acting out" even mean?! Experimenting? Isn't that just NORMAL teen behavior?!
We think this study needs a thorough examination by multiple groups to be deemed "scientific!"
Hey, maybe listening to Justin Bieber and One Direction's music really does turn us into "perfect" human beings who dare never to disobey society standards, while listening to more "alternative" styles has the detrimental outcome of creating the wild children of the world…
But there aint NOTHING wrong with being a little wild now and then, as long as you're not harming others! LOLz!!!
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Tags: behavior, better people, delinquent, justin bieber, kids, music, one direction, relationship, scientific study