The lyrical content of modern music has had a noticeable affect on the actions of all society. Few limitations have been applied to the availability of these horrid songs, so the ears of young children are still exposed to them. These children do not realize the affect it has upon them. ''People perceive media content to have a greater impact on others than on themselves (McLeod 1).'' Because the nation's youth is being subjected to these types of songs, children and teenagers are committing crimes, drinking alcohol, using drugs, and forming racist or sexist opinions. These actions are learned actions, and are based upon the words written for obscene music. Our country needs to evaluate this music carefully, which can protect our youth from further harm. ''Understanding the nature and extent of the influence of music violence may well be the first step for ensuring a more civil society (Crowley 2).''
Unbeknowest to the majority of its listeners, certain aspects of music have the ability to affect our actions and emotions through our subconscious mind. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics and Committee of Public Education, ``significant exposure to violent music and lyrical content can increase the risk of aggressive behavior in certain children and adolescents". Some say that angry and aggressive behavior cannot possibly be linked to the type of music kids listen to, but they are wrong. A generic study was conducted on a popular hip-hop artist and on average, there were approximately fourteen profanities in each song. As a whole, there were almost 218 profanities per album. If the typical teen
Blues music was the voice of the black community during the early to mid 20th century. Blues expressed the angst many felt due to segregation and mistreatment by white society. Similarly, metal music is the voice of the frustrated and ostracized youth of the 1980's to today (Young). In Metal Heads: Heavy Metal Music and Adolescent Alienation, Jeffrey Jensen Arnett examines the effects of heavy metal music on adolescents and concludes that messages of violence, anger, hate and rebellion have created a brand of antisocial and hateful teen outcasts. However, this is false. Metal music, while it may occasionally have messages of violence, anger and hate, usually spreads messages of individualism, enjoyment of the present moment, and freedom. These messages, along with the energetic music, and instrumental virtuosity are what attract youthful listeners to this genre.
Stem cell research has always had an interesting history with a lot of debate and controversy. In the 1800s, it was discovered that cells are basically building blocks of life and many of them have the ability to produce other cells (Murnaghan). Scientists have made many attempts to fertilize mammalian eggs outside the human body and a significant discovery was made about some cells having the ability to produce blood cells. In 1968, the first bone marrow transplant took place, which successfully treated two siblings with imunodeficiency (Murnaghan). Stem Cell research has made very profound impacts on society over that last fifty years. Stem cells were found in the human cord blood. From 1981 to 1995, there was the first vitro stem cell line developed in mice, hamsters, and primates (Murnaghan). The first sheep was cloned from stem cells and also there were traces of leukemia origins found as hematopoietic cells, which indicated the possible proof of cancer stem cells (Murnaghan). Stem cell research continues to grow despite all the controversy about the topic.
We each have our own favorite type of music. Many different aspects contribute to the kind we choose. Researchers believe that personality, how we see ourselves, our level of intelligence, our mood and level of self-esteem all have shown to influence our tastes in music. They have also found that not only do our personalities influence our music choices but the music can also influence our behaviors. It has been proven before that classical music helps with fetal development and is calming. Then, on the other end of the spectrum, heavy metal is most often looked at in regard to music’ effect on violence in adolescents. Heavy metal has many branches like death metal, and screamo music. Most of the songs these genres produce have harsh lyrics and melodies. But this does not necessarily mean that metal music is to be looked down upon. Whether it has good or bad effects lies in the hands of the listener.
Violence in the media has long been a possible cause for people to commit violent acts. Everyone has seen a violent television show, watched a violent movie or listened to music depicting graphic violence. These forms of media are available to people of all ages across the United States. A major cause of high school violence may be discovered here. Columbine high school shooters Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris were avid listeners to violent music such as Slipknot and KMFDM. Both groups feature very dark and twisted lyrics, which the shooters listened too without a doubt. Are the lyrics in the music to blame for the violent behavior of two of the group’s listeners? Another possible source of the hatred that some shooters have may lie in the television shows they watched. Violent television shows are everywhere today; many primetime or late night shows carrying “Parental Discretion Is Advised” disclaimers. In all honesty the disclaimers shown there are more likely to draw younger viewers in to watch the show, rather than keeping them away. “I don’t know if it made me want to watch it more, it’s just like, I don’t know it’s kinda like an advertisement for some cool shit [especially swearing and guns]” Bradley University Freshman Jim Hering said. It seems to be very clear that younger Americans are going to want to watch such shows, regardless of the warnings that the television station puts on before a particular show. Exposing young Americans to such violent shows as “NYPD...
Over the past ten years or so, music has been the scapegoat to many murders, acts of violence, and sexual abuse for many years now. Many cases have now opened with the introduction of Death Metal to music world. Since many murders are now rampant within young children and teenagers, there must be someone to blame for them. One example is in 1995 the Death Metal band Slayer was blamed for encouraging Royce Casery, Joseph Fiorella, and Jacob Delashmutt to torture and kill Elyse Pahler, 15-years-old. The parents of Pahler blame the disgusting lyrics of Slayer to the crime. The three boys, all fans of Slayer and bands of their stature, were all found guilty and are still serving time in jail. The Pahler’s tried suing both the band, and the record companies for making these albums available to young teens. However, the courts threw out all the accusations against Slayer and the record companies, with right cause. The music didn’t kill their daughter, the three boys did and are now serving their time (Horn, 1). Another case noted, 17-year-old Jay Fieldon Howell was arrested for stabbing a girl in the neck. The girl survived, but ...
The human brain, through evolution, has developed reasoning tactics that cause us to think thoroughly before we act. Researchers say music is powerful- but just not powerful enough to cause people to act out in certain scenarios, such as fights and killings. I refute this argument by simply stating that music does have a powerful effect on people, all the time, almost anywhere. For example, if music can give us a boost while working out in the gym, or influence our first date, then it can also have the power to affect our choices when we are in a bad mood, possible more than enough to even commit a crime. "Because music is at the center of the formation of cultural identity for marginalized youth, it 's very powerful," Professor Williams explains. "So now you have kids growing up listening to the music and feeling that the music is expressing who they are as young, African-American males. This is bigger than participating in a gang. It is the core of your value system."(Guarino 1). In Oklahoma, a teen named James Edwards killed an Australian baseball player out of what he claims was boredom, after listening to Chief Keef 's drill music. Today, more teens and young adults are listening to extremely violent music, causing them to forget what is reality and what is fiction. This false sense of reality is giving kids a boosted ego, giving themselves a higher popularity
MTV promotes a romanticized teen lifestyle, reflecting the images of famous artists that differ with the realities of the “Generation X” lifestyle. While some view the station as “illustrated radio” or an entertainment network for viewers’ pleasure, others more accurately consider it as an advertising enterprise that endorses products and promotes attitudes (O’Neil 12). Whether or not MTV critics agree with these “messages” that, the network sends out, it has become a huge franchise generating large profits and great popularity. MTV’s entertainment, commercialism, and messages satisfy and influence many types of viewers, giving us, the viewing audience, a better understanding of the immense popularity of Music Television (MTV).
My peer-reviewed article emphasizes violent types of music. It aims to find how songs with violent lyrics may affect your personality by inducing aggressive thoughts and hostile feelings. Exposure to violent music is found to be directly related to the expression of aggressive behavior seen in both youth and adulthood. Each study I will discuss are included in the article. I am reporting only on a subset of the studies.
In the world today one of the most talked about issues is the issue to weather or not stem cell research should be done. A stem cell is a cell that upon division replaces its own numbers and also gives rise to cells that differentiate further into one or more specialized types, as various B cells and T cells(1). This means that these cells can be turned into any type of cell that belongs in a human body which can be very helpful when people get sick or in a serous accident. These cells can be used to replace the cells that were lost and help repair the persons body. This is most helpful when nerve cells are damaged because these cells can never be replaced once they are destroyed.
Often times throughout history and in today’s world, music along with lyrics of songs and musical artists are blamed for deviant behavior in adolescents and teenagers. Some argue that subcultures are created because of artists and their music which leads to groups of young adults taking part in deviant behavior, while others argue the opposite; that the behavior leads the person to listen to the music. There is also concern about the effect that music videos have on the behaviors of the listeners of music throughout all genres. Although there is not much extended research on music and the effect it has on its listeners there is plenty of speculation, theories, and minor studies.
In the 21st century childhood obesity is regarded as one of the most serious public health challenges faced by the World Health Organisation (WHO, 2013). Figures recorded by the National Child Measurement programme for the 2011/12 period showed children aged 10-11, of which 14.7% were overweight and a further 19.2% figure were classed as obese. Statistics from the same report also indicate boys in the same age group are more likely to be obese with a figure of 20.7% compared to a 17.7% figure for girls. These figures are a large cause for concern for both these children and on a wider scale, society. Obesity is caused by a number of factors that can range from the not so obvious of social class, to the clear lack of exercise and poor diet. Obese or overweight children are more likely to carry this status into adulthood and put themselves at an increased risk of developing associated health problems such as raised cholesterol, high blood pressure and even premature mortality (Public Health England, 2013). Obesity is defined as the over consumption of calories in relation to little physical activity, this means calories consumed are not being burnt but turned into fat cells (NHS, 2012).