Collin County Community College Psychology Discussion
I really liked the activity last week, or at least I’m anticipating I will like it. I’m writing this a month before it’s due. So let’s do something like that again. So one of the things we discussed this week was the PMRC’s “Filthy Fifteen,” which were 15 songs that they essentially wanted banned because they were causing kids in 1985 to worship the devil, do drugs and have sex . There was a whole series of Congressional hearings about this, leading to the creation of Parental Advisory Labels on albums and age restrictions on buying music. I want you to pick 3 and listen to them. Then address the following questions:
First, name the songs.
What did you think about the songs? What questionable content did you notice? Do you think it would really make kids do deviant things?
How do the songs compare to the music you listen to today? Or when you were a teenager?
How does this relate to what Durkheim thought about deviance? How does it relate to what Moynihan said about deviance?(These 2 are major questions, so be sure to fully answer them).