Does Music Promote Violence?
Violence
Urge or Choice
(Watson, 2003)
Breakdown of Violence in
Music
• Males are generally the aggressors in music
videos.
• White women make up the largest gro...
Example of a Violent Song
“Smooth Criminal” by Alien Ant Farm
• “Smooth Criminal” describes violence in graphic
detail.
• ...
Example of a Violent Song
“Delia’s Gone” by Johnny Cash
• “Delia’s Gone” is about a man who kills a
woman who was unfaithf...
Violent People VS Violent Music
Like Violent Music Makes People Violent
• Can music make a person
act violently for no
rea...
Violent Lyrics Cause
Aggression
• In a study of exposure
to violent lyrics it can
be shown that violent
music can increase...
Short Term Effects of Violent Music
• Increases the amount of aggressive
thoughts.
• Influences the perception of aggressi...
Long Term Effects of Violent Music
Direct Effects
• Contributes to aggressive personalities
• Can cause aggressive reactio...
Long Term Effects of Violent Music
Indirect Effects
• Can create a more aggressive environment
due to expected response of...
Violent Music Comes from Violent Experiences
• Criticism of violent rap
music rarely take into
account the society that
ra...
Violent Music Comes from Violent
Experiences
• Rappers like Tupac who died
a violent death lived a
violent life full of ha...
Criticism of Violent Music May be Racially
Motivated
• The most widely
criticized genre is Rap
which has African roots.
• ...
Conclusion
While it can be seen that violent music can
cause an aggressive attitude, however;
there is no proof that viole...
References
Anderson, C., Carnagey, N., & Eubanks, J. (2003). Exposure to violent media: The effects of songs with violent
...
References
Shankbone, D. (Photographer). (2009). Ice-t at the 2009 tribeca film festival 2. [Web].
Retrieved from http://e...
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  • 1. Does Music Promote Violence? Violence Urge or Choice (Watson, 2003)
  • 2. Breakdown of Violence in Music • Males are generally the aggressors in music videos. • White women make up the largest group of victims in music videos. • African Americans are disproportionately more likely to commit violence in music videos. (Cronie,1998) Video (Shakur, 2006)
  • 3. Example of a Violent Song “Smooth Criminal” by Alien Ant Farm • “Smooth Criminal” describes violence in graphic detail. • “She was struck down” • “Blood stains on the carpet” • “It was her doom” • Makes a very serious crime into a form of entertainment. (Mitchell, 2001, track 12)
  • 4. Example of a Violent Song “Delia’s Gone” by Johnny Cash • “Delia’s Gone” is about a man who kills a woman who was unfaithful to him. • “I shot her in her side” • “Delia died” • “If I hadn’t shot poor Delia” • “I tied her to her chair” • Displays violence as a viable means to solve unfaithfulness in a relationship. (Cash, 1962, track 7)
  • 5. Violent People VS Violent Music Like Violent Music Makes People Violent • Can music make a person act violently for no reason other than the rhetoric of the music? • Are people with an aggressive personality more likely to listen to violent music? (Lee, 1940)
  • 6. Violent Lyrics Cause Aggression • In a study of exposure to violent lyrics it can be shown that violent music can increase “feelings of hostility” • Study also showed an increased recognition of aggression in language after exposure. (Anderson & Carnagey & Eubanks, 2003) (Shankbone, 2009)
  • 7. Short Term Effects of Violent Music • Increases the amount of aggressive thoughts. • Influences the perception of aggression in social settings. • Can cause more aggressive responses. (Anderson & Carnagey & Eubanks, 2003)
  • 8. Long Term Effects of Violent Music Direct Effects • Contributes to aggressive personalities • Can cause aggressive reactions where none would have been without influence. (Anderson & Carnagey & Eubanks, 2003)
  • 9. Long Term Effects of Violent Music Indirect Effects • Can create a more aggressive environment due to expected response of aggressive person. • Can endanger personal relationships (Anderson & Carnagey & Eubanks, 2003)
  • 10. Violent Music Comes from Violent Experiences • Criticism of violent rap music rarely take into account the society that rap was created in. • In many cases the music depicts everyday events including violence. (Richardson & Scott, 2003) (Schyler, 2006)
  • 11. Violent Music Comes from Violent Experiences • Rappers like Tupac who died a violent death lived a violent life full of hard decisions. • Tupac’s life decisions more than his music lead to his death (Richardson & Scott, 2003) (Makaveli)
  • 12. Criticism of Violent Music May be Racially Motivated • The most widely criticized genre is Rap which has African roots. • The “white” country songs with violence are rarely blamed for violent outbreaks. • Rap has demands for censorship, when country and rock do not. (Richardson & Scott, 2003) (Bowdich, 1817)
  • 13. Conclusion While it can be seen that violent music can cause an aggressive attitude, however; there is no proof that violent lyrics directly cause violent actions. In most cases the violence that is blamed on music is really a cause of life's circumstances that cause some one to lash out at society.
  • 14. References Anderson, C., Carnagey, N., & Eubanks, J. (2003). Exposure to violent media: The effects of songs with violent lyrics on aggressive thoughts and feelings. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84(5), 960-971. doi:10.1037/0022-3514.84.5.960. Jeanita W Richardson, & Kim A Scott. (2002). Rap music and its violent progeny: America's culture of violence in context. The Journal of Negro Education, 71(3), 175-192. Retrieved July 4, 2010, from ProQuest Psychology Journals. (Document ID: 278467731). Cronie, W. (1998). Music videos promote adolescent aggression. Harvard University Gazette, Retrieved from http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/1998/04.09/MusicVideosProm Cash, J. (1962). Delia’s Gone. On The sound of Johnny Cash [CD]. Nashville: Columbia. Mitchell, D. (2001). Smooth Criminal. On Anthology [CD]. US: Dreamworks. Shakur, T. (Producer). (2006). Ballad of a dead soulja. [Web]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DamWU0dAWCE&feature=related Watson, A. (Photographer). (2003). Tupac amaru shakur. [Web]. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tupac_Amaru_Shakur.jpg Schyler, . (Photographer). (2006). Bloods - gang sign. [Web]. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bloods_-_Gang_Sign.jpg
  • 15. References Shankbone, D. (Photographer). (2009). Ice-t at the 2009 tribeca film festival 2. [Web]. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ice- T_at_the_2009_Tribeca_Film_Festival_2.jpg Lee, R. (Photographer). (1940). Manshooting. [Web]. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Manshooting.jpg Makaveli, . (Photographer). Tupac shakur. [Web]. Retrieved from http://media.photobucket.com/image/tupac/Makaveli-tupac/tupac-thug-life- 4900917.jpg Bowdich, T. (Photographer). (1817). Ashanti yam ceremony 1817. [Web]. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ashanti_Yam_Ceremony_1817

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