Corpus ID: 140768831

Violent lyrics in heavy metal music can increase aggression in males.

  title={Violent lyrics in heavy metal music can increase aggression in males.},
  author={John F. Mast and F. McAndrew},
  journal={North American Journal of Psychology},
  • John F. Mast, F. McAndrew
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology
  • North American Journal of Psychology
  • Klinesmith, Kasser, and McAndrew (2006) demonstrated that handling a gun caused males to aggress more in an experiment where they spiked a cup of water with hot sauce, believing that another subject would drink it. They also determined that the increase in aggression was mediated by testosterone levels that were raised by handling the gun. This is a well-accepted, reliable and valid technique for measuring aggression in the laboratory (Lieberman, Solomon, Greenberg, & McGregor, 1999). We used… CONTINUE READING
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