Rock Music And Antisocial Behavior: Article Analysis

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Hansen C, Hansen R. Rock Music Videos and Antisocial Behavior. Basic & Applied Social Psychology [serial online]. December 1990;11(4):357-369. Available from: Business Source Complete, Ipswich, MA. Accessed October 22, 2015. In “Rock Music Videos and Antisocial Behavior,” Christine Hall Hansen and Ronald D. Hanson, professors of phycology, discuss the parallels between the effects of rock music. They assert that these antisocial behaviors can be linked toward a younger demographic, the reason being that youth are more impressionable. “Rock music videos almost always portray antisocial behavior in a positive light” (C.H. Hansen & R. D. Hansen). The acts of violence portrayed on T.V has already allows people to be
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Hansen & R. D. Hansen). The subjects where then supposed to conduct the interview. “In antisocial behavior conditions, he made an obscene gesture toward the door and, of course, toward the retreating experimenter. In neutral behavior conditions, he merely adjusted his clothing” (C.H. Hansen & R. D. Hansen). Preceding the interview subjects give a rating the candidate on their own preference toward them. In evaluating the subjects, they focused on the candidates more than the content of the videos that where shown. Aside from that, when answering questions about the videos woman seemed to like the videos (C.H. Hansen & R. D. Hansen). In comparison to the neutral videos subjects were more likely to dislike the candidate when he made a hostile gesture, though it did not affect those who did watch the antisocial videos. “After antisocial videos, there was a marginally significant trend for him to appear even less threatening when he made an obscene gesture than when he did not” (C.H. Hansen & R. D. Hansen). The results indicate that because of the antisocial rock music videos it allowed a social acceptance of giving acting in an antisocial way (C.H. Hansen & R. …show more content…
This will show my reader that I am not bias, and open to the other ideas/theories’ about rock music. This article is from the 90’s, which is not relevant by today’s standards. though since the 90’s, rock seems to be at the peak, I find this paper to be relevant to my research. I could use this to compare it to newer experiments. This paper and experiment is by professors of phycology, which gives this paper credibility. In this paper there is some cross-referencing, but its other papers they have published. This paper was not hard to read, but I would say since it’s from a university, the possibility that the demographic is students is great. I would also like to acknowledge some faults in the experiment itself, they subject where not tested on their social status’ before the experiment. This could indicate biasness in them trying to prove their point. Also the fact that they say that college students are prone to watch sexual content but then experiment on that age group for violence and antisocial, is rather perplexing. They also did not account for the actual content of the “joking” the candidates do, which could affect the subjects’ decision on whether they like the candidates or not. I would also point out my own perception of being antisocial, personally a person who tugs their shirt in frustration shows hostility, compared to a person who feels frustrated and portrays that emotion.

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