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Sunday, Jun 12 2022

Dominant music influences adolescent behavior and relationships

Original posted by Andrea Ferragud

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Scientific Articles

  • Cremades, R., Lorenzo, O., & Herrera, L. (2010). Musical tastes of secondary school students’ with different cultural backgrounds: A study in the spanish north african city of Melilla. Musicae Scientiae14(1), 121–141.
  • Epstein, J. S., Pratto, D. J., & Skipper Jr, J. K. (1990). Teenagers, behavioral problems, and preferences for heavy metal and rap music: A case study of a southern middle school. Deviant Behavior11(4), 381-394., DOI: 10.1080/01639625.1990.9967860
  • Timmerman, L. M., Allen, M., Jorgensen, J., Herrett-Skjellum, J., Kramer, M. R., & Ryan, D. J. (2008). A review and meta-analysis examining the relationship of music content with sex, race, priming, and attitudes. Communication Quarterly56(3), 303-324.

Explanation of the Post

Based on the reading of the book “Toxic Education: The Empire of Screens and Dominant Music in Children and Adolescents” by Javier Illescas, I am aroused by the curiosity to investigate the pedagogical toxicity behind dominant and fashionable music. , how this music influences teenagers and their relationships, but especially what impact it has on schools.

Two articles have been found referring to two studies in high schools (which are attached for your consultation) which explain that today, music is used as a social communication tool that serves to convey ideas, ideologies, emotions and feelings. The most popular and fashionable musical styles among teenagers are related to reggaeton, pop, hip-hop and rap, although the frequency of escorts varies depending on each person’s cultural background.

We can also read that young people’s preference for certain styles of urban popular music could be related to lifestyles and patterns of behavior related to aggression, violence, intolerance, rebellion and a negative perception of society where live (Armstrong, 2004).

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  1. Según mi experiencia propia, la música influye tanto al comportamiento como a la salud mental porque esta puede ayudar de muchas formas sin que nos demos cuenta o bien afectarnos en un mal sentido debido a como es la letra de las canciones que uno escucha…Sobre todo los jóvenes intentan encontrar un lugar en la sociedad y juntarse en grupos afines a ellos, quienes pueden influir también en los gustos de cada uno.

    En general hoy en día la música más popular es el reggaetón y normalmente este género musical contiene letras en torno a la violencia, temas sexuales, muerte… Lo que puede provocar que la gente que la escucha se crea más rebelde y empiecen a utilizar la música como rol a seguir en todo.

    Aquí te dejo unos artículos que te pueden ser útiles respecto a como la música sirve de terapia:

    Y de este lado te he añadido un artículo interesante de como afecta el heavy-metal a los jóvenes

  2. This meta-analysis examines the effect that listening to music, particularly popular music, has on consumers. Results demonstrate that listening to music generates an effect on listeners consistent with the content of the music:

    Lindsay M. Timmerman, Mike Allen, Jill Jorgensen, Jennifer Herrett-Skjellum, Michael R. Kramer & Daniel J. Ryan (2008) A Review and Meta-Analysis Examining the Relationship of Music Content with Sex, Race, Priming, and Attitudes, Communication Quarterly, 56:3, 303-324, DOI: 10.1080/01463370802240932

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