Psychopaths Like Justin Bieber, Study Says

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Study: If You Like Listening to Justin Bieber, You a Psychopath

People who enjoy listening to Justin Bieber’s What Do You Mean score pretty high on a psychopathy scale, according to a New York University study.

NYU researchers said they “wanted to find out if a preference for certain musical genres is correlated with psychopathy” and passed out questionnaires to nearly 200 psychology students with questions like “For me what’s right is whatever I can get away with” and “Love is overrated.”

The researchers then had the students listen to a wide range of songs and rate them on a seven-point scale. They looked for correlations between songs and psychopathy scores. Apparently, those with higher psychopathy scores liked Justin Bieber’s What Do You Mean?”, according to The Washington Post.

That said, Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” also scored pretty high along with Blackstreet’s “No Diggity”. Meanwhile,  The Knack’s 1979 pop-rock hit, “My Sharona” was not that popular with psychopaths.

“The cliche is they [psychopaths] are all in prison, but they’re all over,” NYU psychology professor Pascal Wallisch told the paper. “The cliche is they [psychopaths] are all in prison, but they’re all over,” NYU psychology professor Pascal Wallisch told WSJ.