Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Listening to Hostile Music can Breed Hostility

From FOCUS ON THE FAMILY, Today, 11 Mar 2008 edition



Listening to Hostile Music can Breed Hostility

By Dr Bill Maier


Here is some groundbreaking news:


A new study from the American Psychological Association

shows that violent music can actually increase hostility.


Imagine that! A lot of “social experts” have said in the past

that this type of angry music may serve as a positive force.


They have argued that violent music can diffuse anger,

and keep aggressive people from acting out their feelings.

But this new research proves otherwise.


The truth is violent and provocative music is a dangerous force

in our culture – especially with children and teenagers.


It increases feelings of hostility and anger, and actually

creates a more antagonistic environment.


We are all affected by what we see and hear, especially children,

who are particularly vulnerable.


So keep a close eye on your children’s music choices.

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