Rock 'n' roll wisdom: what psychologically astute lyrics teach about life and love

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Farber (psychology and education, Columbia U.) roots himself in widely accepted psychological theories to identify rock lyrics from 1950s to the present that stand out as consistent and illustrative of some of the field's biggest ideas about friendship, love, pain, coping, sex, social justice, spirituality, and other themes. Eighteen chapters describe how Neil Young nods to the possibility that lust and passion are often mistaken for love, how Ani DiFranco and The Eagles reconcile the fact that human efforts to change are often impeded by the marks of childhood, and how artists from The Beatles to Kanye West depict the appeal of drug and alcohol abuse--along with its catastrophic results. A list of the 50 best rock lyrics concludes the text. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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table_of_contents Foreword / by Judy Kuriansky -- Introduction: Listening to lyrics -- Part I: On friendship and love. Friendship ; Love ; Losing love ; Freedom and commitment -- Part II: On pain, uncertainty, and despair. Depression ; Identity ; Serious emotional distress -- Part III: On sex, drugs, and money. Sex and passion ; Drug and alcohol use ; Money -- Part IV: On coping with life. The difficulty of change ; Psychological defenses ; Secrets and self-disclosure ; Religion and spirituality -- Part V: On aging and growth. Growing up ; Aging and mortality ; The search for social justice ; The search for a meaningful life.
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title Rock 'n' roll wisdom what psychologically astute lyrics teach about life and love
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