Saturday, November 09, 2013

Metal fans like new things; don't like themselves

The journal Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts has just published a report which explores what people who like "contemporary metal" are really like.

The conclusion?

A multiple regression showed that stronger composite preference for the heavy metal tracks was associated with higher Openness to Experience, more negative attitudes toward authority, lower self-esteem, greater need for uniqueness, and lower religiosity. In addition, men showed a significantly stronger preference for the tracks than women
I think that last sentence means that men, rather than women, showed a preference for the tracks, but given that the survey seems to be 'everything you sniggered about metal fans is true', it could mean that male metallers prefer Girlschool to girls.

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