Why Song Lyrics Can Ease Your Mind
| 2 min read
- While some dismiss rap and hip-hop music as too violent, a study from Cambridge University’s Department of Psychology found that rap featuring upwardly mobile lyrics could actually help those experiencing mental health issues by helping them visualize and achieve their goals. Through lyrical spoken words, people are able to imagine a better life.
- The link between lyrics and kids’ behavior has been extensively studied, with research pointing to an association between certain types of lyrics with increased substance abuse and other risky behaviors, as well as depression and even suicide.
- Music therapy is a growing field of study. There are many benefits of music therapy, including restoration of lost speech, pain relief and reduced side effects from cancer therapy.