Nova Rex, Nostalgia, and Neurology

For some of you, I’m guessing that one of the emotions aroused by looking at 1980s-era Nova Rex is plain old nostalgia (we’ll get into the self-professed cheesiness later). The dictionary defines nostalgia as: “…a wistful or excessively sentimental yearning for return to, of some past period, or irrecoverable condition; or the state of being homesick” … More Nova Rex, Nostalgia, and Neurology

Lynch Mob at the State Theatre in St. Petersburg – 2017 Jam Session

The State Theatre in St. Petersburg recently shared a Science Alert Facebook post about a study that found that live music reduces stress hormone levels. Apparently, despite centuries of music being known to soothe the beast within, this was the first scientific study backing this up when it comes to live music. They actually took … More Lynch Mob at the State Theatre in St. Petersburg – 2017 Jam Session

AXS TV’s Summer of Love – and 50 Years Later

In my view, nothing is a coincidence. So I found it interesting, ironic, profound, maddening, and outright sad that AXS TV’s documentary about 1967’s Summer of Love debuted on a heartbreaking day in American history fifty summers later. Given the state of politics and what transpired on this day, I think some might see 2017 … More AXS TV’s Summer of Love – and 50 Years Later

What Psychologists Say About Metalheads 2016

The following report was written as part of my graduate studies in general psychology. It has not been published anywhere but this site. Please contact me before reusing or reporting this paper. Note: I initially used the word “consumption” in this paper because, to my slight surprise, many of the research articles reviewed below also discussed metalheads as consumers and … More What Psychologists Say About Metalheads 2016

Value Expressive Attitudes and Metalheads

The following report was written as part of my graduate studies in General Psychology. It has not been published anywhere but this site. Please contact me before reusing or reporting this paper. Course: Social Psychology Assignment: One-page thought paper on a chapter subject applied to the topic of my choice. Value Expressive Attitudes and Metalheads This paper … More Value Expressive Attitudes and Metalheads

Prosocial Behavior and the Jamband Subculture

The following report was written as part of my graduate studies in General Psychology. It has not been published anywhere but this site. Please contact me before reusing or reporting this paper. Course: Social Psychology Assignment: One-page thought paper on a chapter subject applied to the topic of my choice. Prosocial Behavior and the Jamband Subculture Prosocial behavior, … More Prosocial Behavior and the Jamband Subculture

Social Identity and Aging Punk Rockers

The following report was written as part of my graduate studies in General Psychology. It has not been published anywhere but this site. Please contact me before reusing or reporting this paper. Course: Social Psychology Assignment: One-page thought paper on a chapter subject applied to the topic of my choice. Social Identity and Aging Punk Rockers The human … More Social Identity and Aging Punk Rockers