80s Metal Fans Grew Up to Be 'Better Adjusted Adults' Than Their Peers
The research published by Taylor & Francis Online sought to test the validity of studies carried out in the 1980s which claimed fans of bands such as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Black Sabbath were at risk of "poor developmental outcomes."
And, Pacific Standard reports, the new research finds that most of the metalheads who took part in the study "were significantly happier in their youth, and better adjusted currently" compared to peers who were into other music.
The study also reports that those who focused on types of music outside of heavy metal "sought psychological counseling for emotional problems more than any other group, indicating a less happy and fulfilling perspective on their 1980s adolescence." Read more here.
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