Tag Archives: The University Of Melbourne

Exclusive: Dr. Katrina McFerran Responds To Reaction Towards Her Study On Music And Mood

Posted by on October 26, 2011

Last week, many in the metal community had strong reactions towards Dr. Katrina McFerran’s recent study. At first glance of the University Of Melbourne’s posting, and other articles about the study, it appeared that Dr. McFerran was implying that youth at risk of depression are more likely to listen to heavy metal music. However, as […]

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A Majority Of Metal Fans Are At Risk Of Depression? That’s What A New Academic Study Says

Posted by on October 20, 2011

Metal fans listen to heavy, aggressive, and sometimes even brutal music because they’re…depressed? Well according to a new study conducted by University of Melbourne researcher Dr. Katrina McFerran, young music fans who are at risk of depression are more likely to listen to heavy metal music. Dr. McFerran reportedly conducted in-depth interviews with 50 young […]

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