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BUDDYHELLINGTON
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Puck
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Hard Rock

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/11/2009 Category: Technology
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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BUDDYHELLINGTON

Con

Hard rock causes you to be angry and burst into raged attacks
Puck

Pro

Overall, the popular belief that listening to certain musical styles causes a variety of behavioral problems is not supported.

Baring perhaps country music and suicide rates. ;D

The effect of music on an individual in general depends on the the type of music in reference to the individual listening. Those individuals with exposed to positive (they like) cognitive familiarity with melody/lyric will show greater resilience to negative affect compared to those who are unfamiliar.

Heavy metal/rock has been shown to be a successful de-stressor, in the enbling of negative affect release for those for whom it is a style of preference - the form of catharsis may outwardly be similar and mistaken for anger, but it is certainly discrete.

The most glaring confound is the relationship of causality - there is no clear determinant as to whether those who listen to heavy metal/rock maybe prone to anger, or some individuals predisposed to anger, prefer heavy metal/rock.

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Arnett, J.J. (1996). Metal Heads: Heavy metal music and adolescent alienation.

Baumeister, R.F., Bushman, B.J., & Stack, A.D. (1999). Catharsis, aggression, and persuasive influence: Self-fulling of
self-defeating prophecies? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 76(4), 134-139.

Becknell, M.E., Firmin, M.W., Hwang, C., Fleetwood, D.M., Tate, K.L., & Schwab, G.D. (2008). Effects of listening to heavy metal music on college women: A pilot study. College Student Journal 42(1), 24-35.

Kemper, K. J., & Danhauer, S. C. (2005). Music as therapy. Southern Medical Journal 98(3), 282-288.

http://www.sciencedaily.com...
Debate Round No. 1
BUDDYHELLINGTON

Con

BUDDYHELLINGTON forfeited this round.
Puck

Pro

Ya know...if you didn't want to debate it you really shouldn't of challenged me to it.
Debate Round No. 2
BUDDYHELLINGTON

Con

BUDDYHELLINGTON forfeited this round.
Puck

Pro

Fun times..
Debate Round No. 3
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by BUDDYHELLINGTON 7 years ago
BUDDYHELLINGTON
well i just signed up and didnt know what to do so i just said some random thing...so im srry to bolther you ...bye
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