"Metalheads" Happier, Better Adjusted


Back in the 1980s heavy metal was getting a bad rap. Along with hip-hop, the genre was being lambasted by then-Second Lady Tipper Gore. But it turns out it wasn't so bad after all!   Scientists are now reporting that people listening to metal in the '80s turned out just fine and are actually a generally happier bunch than everyone else. 

As The Guardian reports, a just-published scientific study found that metalheads "were significantly happier in their youth, and better adjusted currently” than the rest of the population, including youngsters currently enrolled in college. So what's behind the feelings of contentment? “Social support is a crucial protective factor for troubled youth,” the study says. “Fans and musicians alike felt a kinship in the metal community, and a way to experience heightened emotions with like-minded people.”

Information from this story is from: http://www.complex.com/music/2015/07/metal-listeners-happier-than-everyone-else

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