Metalheads: The influence of personality and individual differences on preference for heavy metal

  title={Metalheads: The influence of personality and individual differences on preference for heavy metal},
  author={Viren Swami and Fiona Malpass and David Havard and Karis Benford and Ana Costescu and Angeliki Sofitiki and Donna A. Taylor},
  journal={Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts},
Previous studies have reported reliable associations between personality and music preferences, but have tended to rely on cross-genre preferences at the expense of preferences within a single subgenre. We sought to overcome this limitation by examining associations between individual differences and preferences for a specific subgenre of music, namely, contemporary heavy metal. A total of 414 individuals from Britain were presented with clips of 10 tracks of contemporary heavy metal and asked… Expand

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