Okay peeps, drill time.
Raise your hands if you’re a Justin Bieber fan. Awesome! Ample of people it seems.
Now, all the fans, raise your hands if you’ve felt anything close to homicide.
Bieliebers are said to be statistically more inclined to being capable of psychotic acts than the fans of any other music artist.
According to a study carried out by the New York University psychology professor Pascal Wallisch and recent graduate Nicole Leal, JB followers are psychopaths.
Okay, not asylum-like psychopaths.
It was found that Bieber’s music correlates to psychopath-y. Wallisch and Leal conducted the study on 190 NYU psychology students by asking them to answer a questionnaire. The list of questions had statements like 'For me what's right is whatever I can get away with,' and 'Love is overrated.'
After taking the survey, the students were asked to listen to a sequence of songs of different genre and rate them on a scale of one to seven.
When Wallisch and Leal studied the results looking for correlations between the preferences of the song and test scores, they found songs' like Justin Bieber's 'What Do You Mean', Eminem's 'Lose Yourself' and Blackstreet's 'No Diggity' showed the largest correlation.
Stark opposite were Dire Straits' songs: 'Money for Nothing' and The Knack's 'My Sharona.'
Since we’re on the subject of psychology, test yourself with this riddle and think what you would do:
A runaway trolley is about to run over and kill five people and you are standing on a footbridge next to a large stranger; your body is too light to stop the train, but if you push the stranger onto the tracks, killing him, you will save the five people.
Would you push the man?
While many would say a ‘yes’, arguing that the person next to them could be a ‘Nazi’ and that it’s okay. Agreed!
But then the other five could be Nazis too. Or even those 10% of people taking the subway right now!
The answer to this riddle needs a lot of context, generally speaking. But to make it short, if you’ve chosen to throw the stranger off for the good of five people, you may be a high scorer of psychopathy of Machiavellianism and life meaninglessness, according to a study published in Cognition.
Professor Daniel Bartels, a teacher at New York’s Columbia University who co-authored this study points out that there are flaws in this test.
He said in a press release: “Although the study does not resolve the ethical debate, it points to a flaw in the widely-adopted use of sacrificial dilemmas to identify optimal moral judgement.These methods fail to distinguish between people who endorse utilitarian moral choices because of underlying emotional deficits (like those captured by our measures of psychopathy and Machiavellianism) and those who endorse them out of genuine concern for the welfare of others."
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