Music lyrics can influence aggression

In Archive by Fredy Ore

New Scientist comments that music with violent lyrics increase aggressive thoughts and emotions. The finding is interesting because previous popular belief showed that aggression and increased aggressive tendencies were thought to be influenced by violent graphics in imagery and/or videos, such as some styles of rap and heavy metal music videos.
The research was conducted by Researchers at Iowa and the Texas Department of Human Services in Austin, USA and tested over 500 students in five s.