I don’t understand why they had to a study on this. All you really have to do is read the lyrics. Rap music is affirmative action for people who can’t sing. This allows those with no discernible talent to make money in the music industry without working in a music store. In the study it was found that people with psychopathic tendencies usually prefer rap music. I guess it all has to do with the rape of women and the killing of cops that some people might see as anti-social behavior.
In the movie, Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal Lecter preferred to listen to classical music but the University of New York has determined from their study, that is not the case and the mentally unhinged and violent people prefer Jay Z and Eminem.
In the study, 200 people were played 260 songs, and took tests to assess their psychopathic score.
The results showed that people with the highest psychopath scores were the biggest fans of rap songs, including No Diggity by Blackstreet, and Lose Yourself by Eminem.
In contrast, people with the lowest psychopath scores preferred pop songs, including The Knack’s My Sharona, and Sia’s Titanium.
While the findings are yet to be published, the researchers now hope to launch a larger study to verify the results.
Speaking to The Guardian, Dr Pascal Wallisch, lead author of the study, said: ‘The media portrays psychopaths as axe murderers and serial killers, but the reality is they are not obvious; they are not like The Joker in Batman.
Dr Wallisch added: ‘You don’t want to have these people in positions where they can cause a lot of harm.
‘We need a tool to identify them without their cooperation or consent.’
In their follow-up study, the researchers hope to identify whether groups of songs can predict potential psychopaths.
You mean like the Democrats in Congress?