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Song List

Page history last edited by Elaine Holmes 1 year, 1 month ago

If your favorite songs and music videos aren't listed in ToPIX, you are welcome to add them yourself or email them to TOPIX@TeachPsych.org. Please include any notes on how you have used them (or could use them) in the classroom.  

 

First day of class

Concept Song Title (Year) Artist  Link to Video Link to Lyrics  Contributor  Contributor comments
Introduction to the course  "Start Me Up" (1981) Rolling Stones  YouTube MetroLyrics  Jeff Bartel   
Introduction to the course  

"The End Is the Beginning Is the End" (1997)

 
The Smashing Pumpkins  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeff Bartel    
Introduction to the course, psychology as a science "Weird Science" (1985)
Oingo Boingo
YouTube 
MetroLyrics 
Jeff Bartel
 
Introduction to the course    "Are You Ready?" (2000)  Creed  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeff Bartel   
Introduction to the course     "Blitzkrieg Bop" (1976) The Ramones 

YouTube

YouTube 

MetroLyrics  Jeff Bartel   (Hey, Ho, Let's Go) 
Introduction to the course    

"Let's Get it Started" (2004)

 
Black Eyed Peas  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska   
Introduction to the course      "Let's Get it Started" (1988)
MC Hammer  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska    
Introduction to the course    "Time 4 Sum Aksion" (1992) Redman YouTube MetroLyrics Jeremy Houska  "Action" = active learning, note-taking, etc.
Introduction to the course "Welcome Back" (2004)  Mase  YouTube MetroLyrics Jeremy Houska  Samples elements of the Welcome Back Kotter theme.
Introduction to the course Welcome Back Kotter theme song (1975) John Sebastian YouTube   Jeremy Houska   
Introduction to the course "Good To See You" (2000) Neil Young YouTube MetroLyrics Jeremy Houska  
Introduction to the course  "Ready 2 Go" (2011)  Martin Solveig  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska   
             

 

 

Last day of class

Concept Song Title (Year) Artist  Link to Video Link to Lyrics  Contributor  Contributor comments
Last day of class or any time before an exam "Three Little Birds" (1980) Bob Marley & The Wailers YouTube MetroLyrics Maya Aloni  

 

 

Careers

Concept Song Title (Year) Artist  Link to Video Link to Lyrics  Contributor  Contributor comments
             
             
             
             
             
             
             

 

 

History

Concept Song Title (Year)
Artist  Link to Video Link to Lyrics  Contributor  Contributor comments
Freudian theory  "Sex with your parents" (1996) Lou Reed  YouTube    Ann Weber   
psychology as a science  "Weird Science" (1985) Oingo Boingo YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska   

Freud

"Mother" (1979)
 
Pink Floyd  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Ann Weber  
Freud's pleasure principle, id  "I want it all now" (1979) The Tubes  YouTube    Ann Weber   
Introspection, Titchener  "Bawitdaba" (1999)  Kid Rock  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Tasha Howe   
Historical perspectives on therapy, treatment, electroshock treatment "Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment" (1977) The Ramones  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Steve Jones   
Historical perspectives on therapy, treatment, lobotomy "Teenage Lobotomy" (1977) The Ramones  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Steve Jones    
             

 

 

Research Methods

Concept Song Title (Year)
Artist  Link to Video Link to Lyrics  Contributor  Contributor comments
ethics in research, researcher credibility, falsification of data, retractions
"Girl You Know It's True" (1988)
Milli Vanilli 
 YouTube
 MetroLyrics Jeremy Houska
Most students will probably not be aware of the Milli Vanilli lip-synch scandal because the practice of lip-synching is common today. Some on the historical context and public shock/outrage here. Can draw parallels between the incident and the scientific process of retractions (e.g., Retraction Watch).
introduction to/ importance of operational definitions  "What is love?" (1993)  Haddaway 

YouTube

 

  Jeremy Houska  Can have students operationally define "love." Ask probing questions, ask students to identify challenges and limitations associated with their classmates' definitions. Can build on discussion by bringing out theories of love.
Psychometrics, measurement  "Epilogue (Nothing 'Bout Me)" (1993) Sting  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Ann Weber   
Popular depictions of psychology, Pop Psych  "Psychobabble" (1982)   Alan Parsons Project  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeffrey Ratliff-Crain   
behavioroid measures; estimation of behavior; limitations of hypothetical approach "24 hours to live" (1997) Mase YouTube MetroLyrics Jeremy Houska coarse lyrics. Can launch a reflective piece based on the hook ("If you had twenty four hours to live...just think: where would you go? What would you do?...") and segue into questionnaire research.
Plagiarism  "Lobachevski" (1953) Tom Leher  YouTube  LyricsFreak  Suzi Shapiro   
Psychological concepts, Constructs  "U Can't Touch This" (1990) M.C. Hammer  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska  Constructs are not visible and cannot be touched. 
  "She Blinded Me With Science" (1982)  Thomas Dolby  Vimeo  MetroLyrics  Jeff Henriques   
             
             
             

 

 

Neuroscience

Concept Song Title (Year)
Artist  Link to Video Link to Lyrics  Contributor  Contributor comments
hunger regulation, hypothalamus  "Hungry like the wolf" (1982) Duran Duran  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska   
introduction to brain structures  "Insane in the brain" (1993) Cypress Hill  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska  Could also be used for the disorders/treatment unit, but I prefer it here because of the repetition of "brain." 
plasticity; experience of musicians shapes brain structures; popular depictions of hemispheric specialization/ left vs. right brained "Can't Live Without My Radio" (1985) L.L. Cool J.  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska  Could springboard into discussion of whether those who "can't live without their radio" or musicians have different brain structures? Afterward, can discuss the oversimplification of the left vs. right-brained distinction in the popular media.
Brain damage  "Zaz Turned Blue" (1983) Was (Not Was)     MetroLyrics Jeff Henriques  Vocals by the great Mel Torme 
Neuropsychology  "Brain Damage"  Pink Floyd  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Ann Weber   
Parts of the brain  "Brainstem"  Pinky and the Brain  YouTube  LyricsFreak  Suzi Shapiro   
Electrical impulses in the brain  "Electric Slide" (1989)  Marcia Griffiths  YouTube  LyricsMode Julie Carpenter   
Brain Structures  "Brain Parts Song" (2011)  Aaron Wolfe  YouTube  Lyrics under song  Elaine Holmes  Excellent for memorizing structures and their functions! A must use! 
NTM Love Song  "A Neuroscience Love Song"  Skunk Bear  YouTube Embedded in video  Elaine Holmes  A Valentine's Day Treat! 
             
             

 

 

Sensation

Concept Song Title (Year)
Artist  Link to Video Link to Lyrics  Contributor  Contributor comments 
vision, visual acuity, rods and cones  "I wear my sunglasses at night" (1984) Corey Hart  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska   
Sensation, sense of touch  "I Have The Touch"  Peter Gabriel  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Steve Jones   
             
Vision  "I Can See Clearly Now"  Johnny Nash  YouTube  GoogleLyrics Elaine Holomes   
Audition "I Heard It Through the Grapevine"  Marvin Gaye  YouTube  Google  Elaine Holmes
 
Just a good song! 
             
             
             

 

 

Perception

Concept Song Title (Year)
Artist  Link to Video Link to Lyrics  Contributor  Contributor comments
Pain perception  "Bring the Pain" (1994) Method Man  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska   
Emotion-congruent perception  "Rose-colored glasses" (1978) John Conlee  YouTube    Ann Weber   
Perception  "On a clear day you can see forever" (1970)  Barbara Streisand  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Ann Weber   
Light, visual perception  "Flashing Lights" (2012) Kids These Days
YouTube   

Jeremy Houska  

The video is worth showing (images set against a black background and framed by the glow of multicolored lights). 

             
             
             

 

 

Development

Concept Song Title (Year)
Artist  Link to Video Link to Lyrics  Contributor  Contributor comments
child abuse  "Luka" (1987) Suzanne Vega  YouTube    Jim Maddux, Ann Weber   
adolescence  "Parents just don't understand" (1988)  DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince  YouTube    Jeremy Houska   
emerging adulthood  "What's my age again?" (1999) Blink 182  YouTube    Jeremy Houska   
conditional love  "Daughter" (1993) Pearl Jam  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Krause   
parental influence, influence of peers "Dear Mama" (1995) 2Pac  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska   
transition to old age, meaning  "September of my years" (1965) Frank Sinatra YouTube MetroLyrics Jeremy Houska  
themes of constancy, change in development  "Changes" (1998) 2Pac  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska  Given the lyrics, personal change/constancy can be extended to societal change/stagnation 
end of life issues, death and dying "24 hours to live" (1997) Mase YouTube MetroLyrics Jeremy Houska coarse lyrics. Can launch a reflective piece based on the hook ("If you had twenty four hours to live...just think: where would you go? What would you do?...")
Generational differences, entitlement "The World Is Yours" (1994) Nas YouTube MetroLyrics Jeremy Houska Can introduce generational differences, role of upbringing (e.g., effects of being told "the world is yours") in development
Development of self-esteem; development of self  "Self-esteem" (1994) The Offspring  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Mark Pezzo, Mark Whatley, Maya Aloni   
Effects of divorce on family, child development  "Only a Dream" (1992) Mary Chapin Carpenter  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Ann Weber   
Attachment anxiety  "Without You" 

Mariah Carey (1994)

Badfinger (1970)

Harry Nilsson (1971)

YouTube

YouTube

YouTube 

MetroLyrics  Juliana Breines   
Attachment avoidance  "I'm like a bird" (2000) Nelly Furtado  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Juliana Breines   
nature vs. nurture debate  "Born this way" (2011) Lady Gaga  YouTube 

MetroLyrics 

Juliana Breines   
Prenatal development  "Don't call me baby" (1999) Madison Avenue  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska   
Transitioning to adulthood, marriage, parenthood, family life "Let's Get Married" (2000)  Jagged Edge  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska   
Childhood "Sweet Child O' Mine" (1988) Guns N' Roses YouTube MetroLyrics Jeremy Houska  
Adolescence, rebellion  "Boss of Me" (2001) They Might Be Giants    AZLyrics  Jeff Henriques   
Adolescence
"Conversations With My 13 Year Old Self" (2007)
Pink
 
LyricsFreak
Jeff Henriques
 
Gender roles
"Stupid Girl" (2007)
Pink
YouTube
LyricsFreak
Jeff Henriques
 
Development "World" (2006) Five For Fighting YouTube MetroLyrics Jim Matiya  
Intergenerational effects of parenting and attachment  "Daughter"           
Development/Aging/Death   "100 years" (2004) Five for Fighting  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Julie Carpenter   
Development/Aging/Death   "Don't Blink" (2007)  Kenny Chesney  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Julie Carpenter    
Difficult Childhood  His daughter (2014)  Molly Kate Kestner  YouTube  SongMeanings  Elaine Holmes  messed up childhood, alcoholism, emotions, growing up 
Life Review  "7 Years"  Lukas Graham

YouTube

GeniusLyrics  Elaine Holmes Erickson's States for the 21st century 
             

 

 

Consciousness

Concept Song Title (Year)
Artist  Link to Video Link to Lyrics  Contributor  Contributor comments
altered states of consciousness  "Young, wild, and free" (2011) Snoop Dogg et al.  YouTube    Kris Gunawan   
substance abuse  "Billy Gnosis" (1983) Bad Religion  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Chris Fowler   
prevalence of drug use "We are all on drugs" (2005)  Weezer  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska   
altered consciousness, escapism  "(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (to Party)" (1987) Beastie Boys  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska   
conscious awareness in activities, flow experiences  "Lose yourself" (2002) Eminem  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska  video has edited lyrics 
variations in consciousness, cocaine, stimulants, increases in central nervous system activation "White Lines (Don't Do It)" (1983) Grandmaster Flash  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska  After going deeper into the lyrics, could discuss the persuasiveness of songs. Music as vehicles for attitude and behavior change.
variations in consciousness, alcohol, depressants, decreases in central nervous system activation  "Gin and Juice" (1994) Snoop Dogg  YouTube  MetroLyrics  David Piazzaro, Jeremy Houska   
alcohol expectancies, physiological vs. psychological effects of alcohol "Funky Cold Medina" (1989) Tone Loc YouTube MetroLyrics Jeremy Houska  
Psychoactive drugs  "Comfortably Numb" (1979) Pink Floyd 

YouTube

YouTube 

  David Butler, Steve Jones   
Psychoactive drugs  "Purple Pills" (2001) D12  YouTube
  David Butler  coarse lyrics 
LSD  "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" (1967) The Beatles  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Mark Pezzo, Gary Baker  Song is not really about LSD (although some are led to believe it is with the posted video from Yellow Submarine)... or is it?
marijuana  "I love you Mary Jane" (1993)  Sonic Youth & Cypress Hill  YouTube    David Pizarro   
Dreams, dreaming, theories of dreaming  "Dream On" (1973) Aerosmith  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska, Steve Jones   
Dreams
"Behind the Wall of Sleep" (1986)
The Smithereens
  LyricsOnDemand
Jeff Henriques
 
Alcoholism "Underneath the Bottle" (1982) Lou Reed   MetroLyrics Jeff Henriques  
Alcoholism "The Power of Positive Drinking" (1980) Lou Reed   MetroLyrics Jeff Henriques  
Alcoholism
"The Last Shot" (1983)
Lou Reed
YouTube
LyricsFreak
Jeff Henriques
Use all three Lou Reed songs to chart the course of alcohol abuse
Drug treatment  "Only Changing Drugs" (1995) Stuart Davis  YouTube  LyricsMania  Jeffrey Ratcliff-Crain   
Escapism, perceptions of reality  "Reality Used to Be a Friend of Mine" (1991) PM Dawn  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Steve Jones   
Hypnosis, suggestibility "Hypnotize" (1996)  Notorious B.I.G.  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska  Mildly coarse lyrics. 
Wasted
"Wasted" (2014)
Tiesto ft.  Matthew Koma
YouTube
MetroLyrics
Jeremy Houska
 
Drug Addiction  "Needle and the Damage Done" (1972)  Neil Young  YouTube 

AZLyrics

 

Elaine Holmes   
Drug Addiction "Not An Addict" (1996) K's Choice YouTube AZLyrics Elaine Holmes  
Methamphetamine Addiction  "Methamphetamine Romance" (2016)  Hooten Hallers  YouTube    Elaine Holmes   
Substance Abuse "Because I Got High" (2000) Afroman YouTube AZLyrics Elaine Holmes  
drugs, LSD  don't do drugs kids  flatbush zombies  YouTube   Elaine Holmes  it talks about opening your mind because of acid and other drugs. They shed light on the topic in a none negative outlook on drugs. I like their perspective on it. 

 

 

Learning

Concept Song Title  Song Title (Year)
Link to Video Link to Lyrics  Contributor  Contributor comments
Classical conditioning  "Bitch" (1971) Rolling Stones  YouTube    Jim Maddux, Ann Weber  has the great line "when you call my name, I salivate like Pavlov's dog" (1:55) 
observational learning  "Walk this way" (1986)  Run D.M.C., Aerosmith  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska   
variable reward "Hot N Cold" (2008) Katy Perry  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Juliana Breines   
Classical conditioning
"Dinner Bell" (1992)
They Might Be Giants
YouTube
MetroLyrics
Jessica Hill
 
             
             
             

 

 

Memory

Concept Song Title (Year)
Artist  Link to Video Link to Lyrics  Contributor  Contributor comments
Memory, social perception  "Don't you forget about me" (1985) Simple Minds  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska   
Meaningfulness and memory, mnemonics  "867-5309/Jenny" (1981) Tommy Tutone  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska   
Memory, mind-wandering "Set adrift on memory bliss" (1991) P.M. Dawn  YouTube  MetroLyrics Jeremy Houska   
Declarative knowledge, procedural knowledge  "What you know" (2006) T.I.  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska  Can encourage students to free-write "what they know." Can use before asking factual questions and/or what students know about a particular process 
Episodic memory  "Memories" (2010) David Guetta, Kid Cudi  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska   
Memory, autobiographical memory  "Remember the Time" (1992) Michael Jackson  YouTube  eLyrics Jeremy Houska   
Memory, episodic memory  "Memory" (1981) Barbara Streisand  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Carol Furchner   
Memory  "Only a Memory" (1988)  The Smithereens    LyricsMode  Jeff Henriques   
Memory  "Remember (Christmas)" (1972) Harry Nilsson  YouTube  LyricsMode  Ann Weber   
Memory  "All I Can Be (Is a Sweet Memory)" (1991) Collin Raye  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Steve Jones   
             
             
             
             

 

 

Cognition

Concept Song Title (Year)
Artist  Link to Video Link to Lyrics  Contributor  Contributor comments
Counterfactual thinking, simulation heuristic  "Ironic" (1996) Alanis Morissette  YouTube    Roos Vonk, Ann Weber   
Self-serving biases  "Positively 4th Street" (1965)  Bob Dylan  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Ann Weber   
Decision-making  "Did you ever have to make up your mind?" (1966)  The Lovin' Spoonful  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Judith Harackiewicz   
Change in internal working models  "Sweet Side" (2003)  Lucinda Williams  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Tasha Howe   
Intelligence/ IQ  "Wonderful World" (1960)   Sam Cooke  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Ann Weber   
Daydreaming  "Daydream" (1966) (1992 cover)

The Lovin' Spoonful 

Right Said Fred

YouTube 

YouTube

MetroLyrics  Steve Jones   
Hindsight bias  "I Knew You Were Trouble" (2012) Taylor Swift  YouTube  AZLyrics  Jeremy Houska  The song's hook speaks to the hindsight bias ("I knew you were trouble when you walked in..." Probably not.) 
Schemas
"Techno"
Strongbad
YouTube    Jessica Hill
Just an interesting example of a schema for a genre of music
Dreams/Altered consciousness  Walking on a Dream (2008)  Empire of the Sun  YouTube  Genius   Elaine Holmes 
 
             
             
             
             

 

 

Language

Concept Song Title (Year)
Artist  Link to Video Link to Lyrics  Contributor  Contributor comments 
structure of language, syntax, rhyme  "Check the Rhime" (1991) A Tribe Called Quest  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska   
language and thought  "Me, Myself, and I" (1989) De La Soul  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska   
language, speech segmentation  "Mairzy Doats" (1943)  The Merry Macs  YouTube  Wikipedia  Carol Furchner   
             
             
             
             

 

 

Intelligence

Concept Song Title (Year)
Artist  Link to Video Link to Lyrics  Contributor  Contributor comments 
Intelligence, socialization, gender "Stupid Girls" (2006) Pink  YouTube  MetroLyrics Jeremy Houska   
Intelligence  "Mayor of Simpleton" (1989) XTC  YouTube    David Butler   
             
             
             
             
             

 

 

Motivation

Concept Song Title (Year)
Artist  Link to Video Link to Lyrics  Contributor  Contributor comments
hierarchy of needs, self-actualization  "My Way" (1969) Frank Sinatra  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska   
intrinsic, extrinsic motivation  "All I Do Is Win" (2010) 
DJ Khaled YouTube MetroLyrics Jeremy Houska Can have students differentiate between intrinsic and extrinsic motivators-- as mentioned in the lyrics and as images in the music video 
delayed gratification (failure)  "Instant Pleasure" (1999) Rufus Wainwright  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Juliana Breines   
Motivation  "Respect" (1967) Aretha Franklin  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Ann Weber   
             
             
             
             
             
             

 

 

Gender/Sexuality

Concept Song Title (Year)
Artist  Link to Video Link to Lyrics  Contributor  Contributor comments
Gender roles, expectations  "I will survive" (remake) (1995) Cake  YouTube    Ann Weber   
Gender roles, expectations  "Stand by your man" (remake) (1980) Blues Brothers  YouTube    Ann Weber    
Human sexuality  "The Bad Touch" (1999)  Bloodhound Gang  YouTube  MetroLyrics  John McElroy    
Gender, gender stereotypes  "Ladies First" (1989) Queen Latifah & Monie Luv  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska   
sexual behavior  "It takes two" (1988) Rob Base & DJ E Z Rock  YouTube   
Jeremy Houska   
self-efficacy, gender, power "Independent Women Part I" (2001) Destiny's Child  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Ellie Buteau, Juliana Breines   
gender stereotypes  "Just Like a Woman" (1966) Bob Dylan  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Ann Weber   
sexuality, female desire "Essence" (2001) Lucinda Wiliams YouTube MetroLyrics Ann Weber  
Transvestic fetishism, transexualism, homosexuality  "Lola" (1970) The Kinks  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Gary Baker  The song could illustrate any of the three concepts, and would provide an opportunity to discuss the differences between the three. 
self-efficacy, gender; gender roles, societal expectations "Bad Girl" (1999) DJ Rap 

YouTube

DailyMotion 

  Jeremy Houska   
rape  "Me and a Gun" (1991) Tori Amos  YouTube  MetroLyrics Fabiana DesRosiers   
gang rape  "Hold Her Down" (1992) Toad the Wet Sprocket  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Fabiana DesRosiers   
description of the shame placed on young, unwed, pregnant women  "The Magdalene Laundries" (1994) Joni Mitchell  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Fabiana DesRosiers    
gender roles "When I Was a Boy" (1995) Dar Williams YouTube MetroLyrics Fabiana DesRosiers   
teenage pregnancy "Eat for Two" (1989) 10,000 Maniacs YouTube MetroLyrics Fabiana DesRosiers  
poverty, single motherhood "Dust Bowl" (1989) 10,000 Maniacs YouTube MetroLyrics Fabiana DesRosiers  
Sadomasochism
"The Blue Mask" (1982)
Lou Reed
  LyricsOnDemand
Jeff Henriques
 
Masturbation
"Rosie" (1977)
Jackson Browne
YouTube
LyricsFreak
Jeff Henriques
"I got to hand it to me..."
Fetishism
"Fetish" (1999)
Joan Jett
  LyricsFreak
Jeff Henriques
 
Masturbation  "Making Love Alone" (1997) Bernadette Peters     JustSomeLyrics Jeff Henriques   
Sexual Orientation  "I Kissed a Girl" (1995)  Jill Sobule YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeff Henriques  Released way before Katy Perry's song of the same name 
Sexual Orientation "Johnny, Are You Queer?" (1981) Josie Cotton YouTube MetroLyrics Jeff Henriques  
Sexuality "Never Say Never" (1981) Romeo Void YouTube LyricsMode Jeff Henriques  
Gender roles
"Stupid Girl" (2007)
Pink
YouTube
  Jeff Henriques   
Sexual fetishes  "The Masochism Tango" (1959) Tom Lehrer  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeffrey Ratliff-Crain   
Gender roles, societal expectations  "Boys Don't Cry" (1979) The Cure  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Steve Jones   
Sexuality  Sex (2013) The 1975  YouTube GooglePlay  Elaine Holmes   
             
             
             
             

 

 

Emotion

Concept Song Title (Year)
Artist  Link to Video Link to Lyrics  Contributor  Contributor comments 
Emotions, physiological arousal  "Good Feeling" (2011)  Flo Rida  YouTube    Jeremy Houska   
Emotions, happiness  "Good vibrations" (1991) Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska   
Physiological arousal, sexual motivation "Good vibrations" (1966) Beach Boys  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska   
motivation and emotion, love as a predictor of happiness  "Love and happiness" (1972) Al Green  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska   
Anger, effects of uncontrolled anger  "Broken Butterflies" (2001) Lucinda Williams  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Ann Weber   
Lie detection  "Lyin' Eyes" (1975) The Eagles  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Ann Weber  Lyin' eyes until 7:14 of video 
Emotions  "Emotions" (1991) Mariah Carey  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska   
Loneliness, isolation, sadness  "The Sound of Silence" (1965)  Simon and Garfunkel  YouTube  Lyrics on Demand  Carol Furchner   
Emotions and physiology  "My Heart Cries For You" (1950) Guy Mitchell  YouTube  LyricsDepot  Ann Weber   
stress   Sour Patch Kids   Bryce Vine  YouTube  Genius  Elaine Holmes  

Emotion intro  "I Second That Emotion  Smokey Robinson  YouTube  Google  Elaine Holmes   
             
             
             
             

 

 

Health

Concept Song Title (Year)
Artist  Link to Video Link to Lyrics  Contributor  Contributor comments 
Stress, societal pressures  "Under pressure" (1981) Queen  YouTube    Jeremy Houska   
predictors of happiness, relationship between income and happiness "It's all about the Benjamins" (1997) Puff Daddy  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska   
self-report measures of happiness, subjective happiness  "It was a good day" (1993) Ice Cube  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska  coarse lyrics 
happiness, coping strategies  "Don't worry, be happy" (1988) Bobby McFerrin  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Rachel Eells   
stress in daily life, perceived stress, stressors "The Breaks" (1980) Kurtis Blow  YouTube  LyricsDepot  Jeremy Houska  have students identify stressful events in lyrics
environmental stressors on health and coping strategies "The Message" (1982) Grandmaster Flash  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska  have students identify environmental stressors in lyrics 
subjective well-being, materialism, weak predictors of happiness "C.R.E.A.M. (Cash rules everything around me)" (1993) Wu Tang Clan  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska   
physiological arousal and performance, arousal and task complexity "You Gots To Chill" (1988) E.P.M.D.  YouTube MetroLyrics Jeremy Houska  
Positive illusions, coping with disease  "Ruby Tuesday" (1967) Rolling Stones  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Ann Weber  Lyric "lose your dreams and you will lose your mind, in life unkind." Song does a great job of representing the positive illusions research and coping with disease. 
Positive psychology, gratitude, positivity "It's Good to Be Alive" (1999) DJ Rap  Vimeo  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska   
Body esteem  "Sexy and I Know It" (2011) LMFAO  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Juliana Breines  More here.   
Body esteem  "Beautiful" (2002) Christina Aguilera  YouTube  MetroLyrics Juliana Breines  More here.    
Body esteem "Unpretty" (1999) TLC YouTube MetroLyrics Juliana Breines More here.  
positive psychology "Just a Little More Love" (2002) David Guetta YouTube MetroLyrics Jeremy Houska  
Optimism "Three Little Birds" (1980) Bob Marley YouTube MetroLyrics Juliana Breines  
Optimism "I Gotta Feeling" (2009) The Black Eyed Peas YouTube MetroLyrics Jeremy Houska  
Optimism "Don't Stop Believin'" (1981) Journey YouTube MetroLyrics Jeremy Houska  
Stress and Coping  "Don't Talk to Me About Work" (1983) Lou Reed  YouTube  AZLyrics  Jeff Henriques   
Coping, Persistence  "The Fighter" (2012)  Gym Class Heroes  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska   
Positive psychology, happiness  "Feel So Good" (1997) Mase  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska   
Positive psychology, gratitude, positivity  "What a Wonderful World" (1968) Louis Armstrong  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska   
Health/Stress/Mental illness 
"Control" (1986) Janet Jackson YouTube  MetroLyrics  Julie Carpenter   
Positive psychology, happiness  "Happy" (2013) Pharrell Williams  YouTube AZLyrics  Jeremy Houska  Also at http://24hoursofhappy.com/
Self Image/Esteem Pretty Hurts (2014) Beyonce  YouTube Genius  Elaine Holmes   
self esteem and self determination "Just the Way You Are  Bruno Mars YouTube Genuis Elaine Holmes   I thought that it represented the unconditional positive regard that Carl Rogers talks about. He wants this unconditional positive regard in relationships to help people self-actualize and eventually develop their own self esteem and self determination
 Motivation "All I Do is Win" (2010) DJ Khalid YouTube meterolyrics Elaine Holems   

 

 

Personality

Concept Song Title (Year)
Artist  Link to Video Link to Lyrics  Contributor  Contributor comments
Projective tests "Crazy" (2006) Gnarls Barkley  YouTube    Jeremy Houska  video can be used to lead into projective tests (Rorschach) 
Narcissism 
"The fear" (2008) Lily Allen  YouTube  Metrolyrics  Rachel Eells   
Adler's superiority complex 
"Cleaning out my closet" (2002) Eminem  YouTube  Metrolyrics  Jeremy Krause   
self-concept, self-esteem "Loser" (1993) Beck  YouTube  Metrolyrics  Jeremy Houska   
self-concept, self-esteem  "Creep" (1992) Radiohead  YouTube  Metrolyrics  Jeremy Houska   
terror management theory, mortality salience "Tha Crossroads" (1996) Bone Thugs N Harmony  YouTube  Metrolyrics  Jeremy Houska   
self reflection, identity  "Journey to the Past" (1998) Aaliyah  YouTube    Ellie Buteau   
finding an identity "Place In This World" (1996) Mary Chapin Carpenter  YouTube    Ann Weber   
Self and place "Heartland" (1993) Willie Nelson & Bob Dylan  YouTube  Metrolyrics  Ann Weber   
Personality disorders  "Me and I" (1980) Abba  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Donna Shetowsky   
Freud's model of personality structure, id, delay of gratification  "Give Me Everything" (2011) Pitbull  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska   
Authentic self-esteem  "Don't be shy" (1984) Cat Stevens  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Juliana Breines  More here
Authentic self-esteem   "If you want to sing out, sing out" (1984) Cat Stevens  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Juliana Breines  More here.  
Authentic self-esteem "True Colors" 

Cyndi Lauper (1986)

Phil Collins (1998)

YouTube

 

YouTube

MetroLyrics Juliana Breines More here.  
Authentic self-esteem "Firework" (2010) Katy Perry YouTube MetroLyrics Juliana Breines More here.  
Intrinsic self-esteem "The Greatest Love of All" (1986) Whitney Houston YouTube MetroLyrics Juliana Breines More here.  
Intrinsic self-esteem "You Are Loved (Don't Give Up)" (2006) Josh Groban YouTube MetroLyrics Juliana Breines More here.  
self-confidence "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" (2009) Pitbull YouTube MetroLyrics Jeremy Houska  
self-confidence "U Can't Touch This" (1990) MC Hammer YouTube

MetroLyrics

Juliana Breines More here.  
humble self-esteem, humility "Wind Beneath My Wings" (1989) Bette Midler YouTube MetroLyrics Juliana Breines More here.
narcissism, extravagance, exhibitionism "Otis" (2011) Kanye West & Jay Z YouTube MetroLyrics Jeremy Houska

Besides the rampant materialism in the lyrics and carefree attitude toward customizing (wrecking) a brand-new Maybach, the lyrics "...looking like wealth, about to call the paparazzi on myself" sum up the level of braggadocio in this track.

materialism "All Falls Down" (2004) Kanye West YouTube MetroLyrics Jeremy Houska Lyrics in this track are more honest and reflective when compared to other Kanye West songs: ("Man, I promise, I'm so self conscious. That's why I have at least one of my watches...""The prettiest people do the ugliest things for the road to riches and diamond rings..." "I wanna act ballerific like it's all terrific.") He also recounts buying something to make his friends jealous. 
self-centeredness, narcissism "I'm Too Sexy" (1991)
Right Said Fred 
YouTube 
MetroLyrics 
Carol Furchner 
 
narcissism  "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?" (1978)  Rod Stewart  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska   
Defense mechanisms  "World of Denial" (1994) Joan Jett & The Blackhearts   AZLyrics  Jeff Henriques   
Defense mechanisms  "Cleopatra, Queen of Denial" (1992) Pam Tillis  YouTube  CowboyLyrics  Jeff Henriques   
Time perspective  "Time After Time" (1984) Cyndi Lauper  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Donna Shestowsky   
Personality  "Personality" (1946)  Johnny Mercer  YouTube  Lyrics007  Ann Weber   
Personality, Freudian perspectives on personality "Oedipus Rex"  Tom Leher  YouTube  LyricsFreak  Suzi Shapiro   
Freudian Perspectives on Personality
"Pleasure Principle" (1986)
Janet Jackson
YouTube
MetroLyrics
Jessica Hill
 
Personality
"Cult of Personality" (1988)
Living Colour
YouTube MetroLyrics
Jessica Hill
 
Narcissism
"Selfie" (2014)
The Chainsmokers
YouTube MetroLyrics
Jeremy Houska
 
Ego/Narcissism  "Me Too" Meghan Trainor YouTube AZLyrics Elaine Holmes  

 

 

Social

Concept Song Title (Year)
Artist  Link to Video Link to Lyrics  Contributor  Contributor comments
Obedience to authority  "Authority Song" (1983) John Mellencamp  YouTube    Anthony Pratkanis, Ann Weber, Steve Jones   
Stanley Milgram's research  "Milgram's 37" (1986)  Peter Gabriel  YouTube    David Copeland, Anthony Pratkanis, PJ Henry, Margaret Kovera, Ann Weber, Juliana Breines  
Love and relationships  "Love Stinks" (1980) J. Geils Band  YouTube    Anthony Pratkanis, Ann Weber   
Love and relationships  "Love Stinks" (1998) Adam Sandler's Wedding Singer version  YouTube    Jeremy Houska   
Reasons for interpersonal violence  "Gangsta's Paradise" (1995) Coolio  YouTube    Jim, Ann Weber  complex lyrics, many different possible interpretations 
Attraction, gender and mating strategies; Evolutionary perspectives on behavior

 

"Girls & Boys" (2003)   Good Charlotte 

YouTube (official video)

YouTube (audio & lyrics)

  Jeremy Houska, Karen Castelli  
Aggression  "Mama said knock you out" (1991) L.L. Cool J.  YouTube    Jeremy Houska  And life imitates art http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/23/showbiz/ll-cool-j-burgar/index.html
First impressions, friendship, love "Just a friend" (1989) Biz Markie YouTube MetroLyrics Jeremy Houska  
Types of love, love styles, components of love "Now that we've found love" (1991) Heavy D & The Boyz YouTube MetroLyrics Jeremy Houska  
key factors in interpersonal attraction, evolutionary perspectives on attraction  "I wish" (1995) Skee-Lo 

YouTube

DailyMotion

MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska   
social proof, conformity, persuasion  "Mass appeal" (1994) Gang Starr  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska  Can use the song's hook-- consumers will often purchase products that are popular or have mass appeal. Can go deeper into the lyrics- and tie in related concepts of conformity, herd behavior as they relate to the music industry.
mate preferences  "Ruffneck" (1993) MC Lyte  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska  some coarse lyrics 
mate preferences   "Around The Way Girl" (1990) LL Cool J.  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska   
Actor-observer effect, situational factors, dispositional attributions "What would you do?" (2001) City High  YouTube  MetroLyrics  John Tauer, Juliana Breines, Maya Aloni Story of a teenage mom who turns to stripping to make money to support her family. In the song are two very different perspectives for her behavior: situational factors, dispositional attributions. 
The primacy of passion in love  "Take Me for Longing" (2002) Alison Krauss & Union Station   YouTube  MetroLyrics  Ann Weber   
self-enhancement, self-aggrandizement  "I'm Bad" (1987) LL Cool J.  YouTube  MetroLyrics  David Piazarro  Many rap songs are simply self-aggrandizing anthems-- take "I'm Bad"-- it's filled with references to LL's own prowess in every domain. 
stereotyping and prejudice  "Short People" (1977) Randy Newman  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Ann Weber   
social categorization  "She's Not the Cheatin' Kind" (1994)  Brooks and Dunn  YouTube    Ann Weber   
Relationship dissolution  "Rolling in the deep" (2010) Adele  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Juliana Breines   
Relationship dissolution  "Someone like you" (2011) Adele  YouTube 

MetroLyrics 

Juliana Breines     
Collective self-esteem  "We are the Champions" (1977) Queen  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Juliana Breines  More here
Collective self-esteem  "God Bless the USA" 

Lee Greenwood (1984)

Beyonce's cover (2008)

YouTube

YouTube 

MetroLyrics  Juliana Breines   More here
Collective self-esteem  "The Star Spangled Banner" (1991)  Whitney Houston  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Juliana Breines  More here.  
Collective self-esteem  "Empire State of Mind" (2009) Jay Z featuring Alicia Keys  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Juliana Breines  More here.   
Collective self-esteem  "Put your hands up (for Detroit)" (2006)  Fedde Le Grand  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska Music video is quite suggestive. Edited, audio only, video included here.
Collective self-esteem 
"California Love" 2Pac YouTube MetroLyrics Jeremy Houska  
Relationship dissolution "Gettin' over you" (2009) David Guetta YouTube MetroLyrics Jeremy Houska  
Relationship dissolution "Love is Gone" (2007) David Guetta YouTube MetroLyrics Jeremy Houska  
infidelity "Flashing Lights" (2007) Kanye West YouTube MetroLyrics Jeremy Houska Story of paparazzi catching a celebrity with another woman. The celebrity's apologies fall on deaf ears as the woman seeks retribution (and gets it).
Conformity "Another Brick in the Wall" (1979) Pink Floyd 
YouTube 
MetroLyrics 
Jeremy Houska, Maya Aloni
 
Cognitive dissonance "Not an addict" (1996) K's Choice YouTube MetroLyrics Juliana Breines  
Hindsight bias "I never told you" (2010) Colbie Caillat YouTube MetroLyrics Juliana Breines  
Jealousy "Mr. Brightside" (2004) The Killers YouTube MetroLyrics Juliana Breines  
human mating strategies, evolutionary theories of attraction, derogating a rival "Somebody Told Me" (2004) The Killers YouTube MetroLyrics Jeremy Houska  
Perspective taking "What It's Like" (1998) Everlast YouTube MetroLyrics Juliana Breines  
Altruism "Give A Little Love" (1991) Ziggy Marley YouTube MetroLyrics Juliana Breines  
Attraction "What I Like About You" (1980) The Romantics YouTube MetroLyrics

Juliana Breines, Steve Jones

 
Attributions "Blame it on the rain" (1989) Milli Vanilli YouTube MetroLyrics Juliana Breines  
Prejudice, discrimination "Across the Lines" (1988) Tracy Chapman YouTube MetroLyrics Juliana Breines  
Self-complexity model "Bitch" (1997) Meredith Brooks YouTube MetroLyrics Juliana Breines  
Self-discrepancy theory "I wish" (1995) Skee-Lo YouTube MetroLyrics Juliana Breines  
spotlight effect "All eyez on me" (1996) 2Pac YouTube MetroLyrics Juliana Breines  
Social exchange theory "Doing Too Much" (2006) Paula DeAnda YouTube MetroLyrics Juliana Breines  
Triangular theory of love "Friends" (1984) Whodini YouTube  
Jeremy Houska  
Proximity and attraction "Feel So Close" (2011) Calvin Harris YouTube MetroLyrics Jeremy Houska  
social influence, compliance "If you asked me to" 

Patti LaBelle (1989)

Celine Dion (1992)

YouTube

YouTube

MetroLyrics Jeremy Houska  
evolutionary theories of attraction "If I had no loot" (1993) Tony Toni Tone YouTube MetroLyrics Jeremy Houska "And so you call me your friend but you only want my gifts. And I'll never see you if I had no loot..."
Determinants of attraction "Opposites Attract" (1981) Paula Abdul YouTube MetroLyrics Jeremy Houska Can use this song to transition into the attraction literature that suggests that "birds of a feather flock together."
Relationships, love "Love Hurts" (1961)

Nazareth

YouTube MetroLyrics Jeremy Houska  
Bystander effect "Outside of a small circle of friends" (1967)  Phil Ochs  YouTube  MetroLyrics  John Lewis  The first verse is a direct reference to the Kitty Genovese murder that inspired bystander effect research.  The song itself is a commentary on apathy and social indifference.
Situational influences on behavior, peer pressure, frustration, self-presentation  "Complicated" (2003)  Avril Lavigne  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Shuck Schallhorn   
Racism, discrimination  "Black Rain" (2006)  Ben Harper  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Tasha Howe   
Bronfenbrenner's ecological theory as related to violence  "Cookie Jar" (2003) Jack Johnson  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Tasha Howe   
Romantic relationships  "I'm So Excited!" (1982) The Pointer Sisters  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Donna Shestowsky   
Gender role behavior  "What'll You Do About Me?" (1987) Randy Travis 

YouTube 

DailyMotion

MetroLyrics  Ann Weber   
Behavior- Attitude inconsistency  "Good Intentions" (1987)  Randy Travis  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Ann Weber    
Love  "My Cherie Amour" (1969) StevieWonder  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Ann Weber   
Sex motive "Suck My Kiss" (1992) Red Hot Chili Peppers YouTube MetroLyrics Ann Weber  
Aggression "War Pigs" (1970) Black Sabbath YouTube MetroLyrics Ann Weber  
Dissonance "Should I Stay or Should I Go?" (1982) The Clash YouTube MetroLyrics Judith Harackiewicz  
Conformity  "Little Boxes" (1963)  Pete Seegar  YouTube  LyricsMode  Ann Weber   
Deception  "Act Naturally" (1963)  Buck Owens  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Ann Weber   
Deception  "You Were Only Fooling" (1958) Connie Francis  YouTube  ClassicCountry Lyrics  Ann Weber   
Cognitive dissonance  "Cognitive Dissonance" (1981) Robert Fripp  YouTube    Jeffrey Ratliff-Crain   
Relationships  "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" (2003) Jet  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska   
Prejudice  "Black and White" (1972) Three Dog Night  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Steve Jones   
Social pressure  "Girl" (1992)  Tori Amos  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Steve Jones    

Prejudice, stereotypes

“Free Your Mind” (1992)

En Vogue

 

 

Steve Jones

 

Conformity

“Hip to Be Square” (1986)

Huey Lewis & The News

 

 

Steve Jones

 

Cognitive Dissonance

“Love Me, I’m a Liberal” (1966)

Phil Ochs

 

 

Steve Jones

 

Social perception

“One Jump Ahead” (1992)

Brad Kane (from Aladdin)

YouTube 

MetroLyrics 

Steve Jones

 
Social cognition  "Don't You Want Me?"  (1981) The Human League  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Maya Aloni   
Social cognition "Ironic" (1996) Alanis Morissette  YouTube    Maya Aloni  
Social perception "Poker Face" (2008) Lady Gaga YouTube MetroLyrics Maya Aloni  
Conformity  "Complicated" (2003)  Avril Lavigne  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Maya Aloni  
Conformity "Precious Things" (1992) Tori Amos YouTube MetroLyrics Maya Aloni  
Theories of romantic love; Berscheid and Walster's conceptions of passionate and companionate love "Dontchange" (2002) Musiq Soulchild YouTube MetroLyrics Jeremy Houska Lyrics about aging and physical appearance can illustrate the transition from passionate to companionate love over time.
Attraction and relationships "You're Beautiful" (2005) James Blunt

YouTube

AZLyrics Maya Aloni  
Attraction and relationships "Love is a Battlefield" (1983) Pat Benatar YouTube MetroLyrics Maya Aloni  
Attraction and relationships "Don't Speak" (1996) No Doubt YouTube MetroLyrics Maya Aloni  
Prosocial behavior "Where is the Love?" (2003) Black Eyed Peas YouTube MetroLyrics Maya Aloni  
Aggression "Before He Cheats" (2006) Carrie Underwood YouTube MetroLyrics Maya Aloni  
Aggression "Daughters" (2003) John Mayer YouTube MetroLyrics Maya Aloni  
Prejudice "Just a Girl" (1995) No Doubt YouTube MetroLyrics Maya Aloni  
Prejudice "Ridin'" (2006) Chamillionaire YouTube MetroLyrics Maya Aloni  

Attraction and relationships, Sternberg's Triangular Theory of Love, Companionate Love

 

"Grow Old With You" (1998) Adam Sandler  YouTube  LyricsFreak  Jeremy Houska   
Mate guarding, sex differences in jealousy
"Jealous (I ain't with it)" (2014)
Chromeo
YouTube
MetroLyrics
Jeremy Houska
 
Attraction, mate selection "No Scrubs" (1999) TLC YouTube MetroLyrics Molly Metz  
Attraction, mate selection "I Touch Myself" (1990) Divinyls YouTube AZLyrics Molly Metz  
Attraction, mate selection "El Scorcho" (1996) Weezer YouTube MetroLyrics Molly Metz  
Attraction, mate selection "Gold Digger" (2005) Kanye West YouTube MetroLyrics Molly Metz

 

 

Attraction "It Must Be Love" (1992) Madness YouTube
AZLyrics

Elaine Holmes

 

 
Relationships, Jealousy  "Mr. Brightside" (2001) The Killers Vevo GoogleLyrics Elaine Holmes

 

 

sex, love & relationships Portions for Foxes(2004)  Rilo kiley YouTube Songmeaning Elaine Holmes  General Commentabsolutely amazing tune! feeling yourself getting mixed up again and again with the same person who's wrong for you, but you cannot resist them. sure we've all been there, non? 'there's a pretty young thing in front of you, and she's really pretty and she's real into you, then she's sleeping inside of you'
 Gender Roles "Ladylike/WHATTABITCH" (2017)  The Regrettes YouTube Genius  Elaine Holmes 

I think this song really works because the beginning of the song outlines what women are expected to do according to society and the second half is about what is said about a woman who is a feminist. 

 

Cults   Jimmie Jones  Vapors  YouTube azlyrics Elaine Holmes 

I think this would be a good song to show with our cults unit. It is about the Jim Jones cult. The lyrics at the beginning illustrate why someone might want to join a cult. It says "They tell me Jimmie's got a line to the man from the ministry. But Jimmies on sale, He's got a mouth to feed. He's got a mission in life, A thousand lives to lead." This definitely shows that it is about Jim Jones. At first I wasn't sure, but it talks about "soul clones" and how "Jimmie's got a place for me." I think this would be a great song to show and it is really catchy. It is from one of my favorite bands and other than this song, all the other ones are good to. 

 

 

 

Statistics

Concept Song Title (Year)
Artist  Link to Video Link to Lyrics  Contributor  Contributor comments
types of data, descriptive vs. inferential statistics, NOIR (nominal, ordinal, ratio, interval data) "1,2,3,4 (Sumpin' New)" (1995) Coolio   YouTube   Jeremy Houska  song serves as a loose transition into a quantitative unit
levels of measurement, demographic data "Age ain't nothing but a number" (1994) Aaliyah  YouTube    Jeremy Houska   
Odds ratio, probability, statistical significance  "Against All Odds" (1984) Phil Collins  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska   
             
             
             
             

 

 

Psychological Disorders

Concept Song Title (Year)
Artist  Link to Video Link to Lyrics  Contributor  Contributor comments
Depression  "(Sittin' on) the dock of the bay" (1968) Otis Redding  YouTube    Jim Maddux, Ann Weber   
Depression  "Ain't no sunshine" (1971) Bill Withers  YouTube    Jeremy Houska   
Mental illness, alienation  "Walk alone" (1983) T.S.O.L.  YouTube    Chris Fowler   
Anxiety  "Anxiety" (1989) Bad Religion  YouTube   Chris Fowler   
Paranoia  "Somebody's watching me" (1984) Rockwell  YouTube    Rachel Eells   
Mental illness stigma, labeling, nature of mental illness  "Crazy" (2006)

Gnarls Barkley 

Violent Femmes (cover, 2008)

YouTube 

YouTube

 

Jeremy Houska

Jeremy Houska  

 
Schizophrenia  "Schizophrenia" (2000) Blue October  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Damien Olivares  Chorus and repetition of disorder
Schizotypal behavior, peculiarities of thought "Mind playing tricks on me" (1991) Geto Boys  YouTube  
Jeremy Houska  
seasonal affective disorder "Summertime" (1991) DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska   
Depression  "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of" (2001)  U2 YouTube    Ellie Buteau   
Alcoholism  "Longneck Bottle" (1997) Garth Brooks  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Ann Weber   
Alcoholism  "Two Pina Coladas" (1998) Garth Brooks  YouTube    Ann Weber   
Dissassociative identity disorder  "Lucky 4 You (Tonight, I'm Just Me)" (1999) SHeDAISY YouTube    Rachael Mapes   
stereotypes of mental illness  "They're Coming To Take Me Away" (1966)  Napoleon XIV  YouTube  Lyrics on Demand  Carol Furchner   
Mental Illness, Psychopathy "Psychotherapy"    The Ramones   MetroLyrics  Jeff Henriques  The singer claims he's schizoid, but appears to be antisocial 
Agoraphobia  "Agoraphobia" (2004) Incubus    LyricsMode  Jeff Henriques   
Mental Illness, depression "Riptide" (1998) Lou Reed YouTube mp3Lyrics Jeff Henriques  
Anxiety "Waves of Fear" (1982) Lou Reed   AZLyrics  Jeff Henriques  
Psychopathology "Bleed Like Me" (2005) Garbage YouTube AZLyrics Jeff Henriques Verses describe eating disorders, self-mutilation, gender identity disorder, alcoholism
Psychopathology "Crazy" (2005) Simple Plan YouTube AZLyrics Jeff Henriques societal factors in psychopathology
Depression  "King of Pain" (1983) The Police    AZLyrics  Jeff Henriques   
Subjective experiences of mental illness  "Papercut" (2001) Linkin Park  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Tasha Howe   
Suicide, depression  "Fade to Black" (1984)  Metallica  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Ann Weber   
Schizophrenia  "21st Century Schizoid Man" (1969) King Crimson  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Ann Weber   
Abnormal "Am I Going Insane?" (1975) Black Sabbath YouTube MetroLyrics Ann Weber  
Bipolar disorder, paranoia, paranoid schizophrenia  "Bohemian Rhapsody" (1975) Queen  YouTube  eLyrics  Steve Jones   
Schizophrenia, madness "Brain Damage" (1973) Pink Floyd  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Steve Jones  
Depression, loneliness  "Circle" (1988)  Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Steve Jones   
Negative self-image, depression  "Don't Want To Live Inside Myself" (1971) Bee Gees  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Steve Jones   
Depression  "Down in a Hole" (1992) Alice in Chains  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Steve Jones   
Obsession  "Every Breath You Take" (1983) The Police  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Steve Jones   
Depression, Electroconvulsive therapy "Fire and Rain" (1970) James Taylor YouTube sing365 Steve Jones  
Feelings of craziness "Basket Case" (1994) Green Day YouTube MetroLyrics Steve Jones  
Hallucinations "Just A Ghost In This House" (1990) Shenandoah YouTube MetroLyrics Steve Jones  
Depression "Like The Weather" (1987) 10,000 Maniacs YouTube MetroLyrics Steve Jones A very happy song about depression
Bipolar Disorder  "One of My Turns" (1979) Pink Floyd 

YouTube 

MetroLyrics  Steve Jones   
Schizophrenia, multiple personality disorder  "Sweating Bullets" (1993)  Megadeth  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Steve Jones    
Psychiatric care, deinstitutionalization  "Take Me Home" (1985)  Phil Collins  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Steve Jones    
Anxiety, Antipsychotic drugs  "We're a Happy Family" (1977) The Ramones  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Steve Jones    "We're in all the magazines, gulping down Thorazine" 
Abnormal  "Masochism Tango"  Tom Leher  YouTube  LyricsFreak  Suzi Shapiro   
Depression  "Heavy"  (2013) Possessed By Paul James  YouTube  MusixMatchhttp://#   Elaine Holmes   
Psychopathy  "Psycho Killer" (1977)  Talking Heads  YouTube  Google Play Music Elaine Holmes 

Intro song for unit on Serial Killers 

Addiction  "Alcoholics" (2016) Skizzy Mars YouTube Genius Elaine Holmes  
BiPolar Disorder Manic Depression Jimi Hendrix Covered By Seal and Jeff Beck YouTube AZLyrics Elaine Holmes  
Suicide "1-800-273-8255" Logie YouTube GoogleLyrics Elaine Holmes  
 Depression/Suicide Migraine (2013) TWENTY ØNE PILØTS YouTube azlyrics  Elaine Holmes  I think this song does a good job of describing the mental battle of depression but also has an encouraging undertone about solutions and the process of getting better. 
 Psychological Disorders - Anxiety The Fear (2011)  Ben Howard YouTube azlyrics Elaine Holmes   
Depersonalization Derealization Disorder "Comfortably Numb"  1979 Pink Floyd YouTube genius  Elaine Holmes   

 

 

Therapy

 

 

I/O

Concept Song Title (Year)
Artist  Link to Video Link to Lyrics  Contributor  Contributor comments
employment, division of labor "Why don't you get a job" (1998) The Offspring  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska  coarse lyrics 
Leaving a job  "Take This Job and Shove It" (1977)  Johnny Paycheck  YouTube  GoogleLyrics  Elaine Holmes   
             
             
             
             
             

 

 

Human Factors

Concept Song Title (Year)
Artist  Link to Video Link to Lyrics  Contributor  Contributor comments
             
             
             
             
             
             
             

 

 

Educational Psych

Concept Song Title (Year)
Artist  Link to Video Link to Lyrics  Contributor  Contributor comments
Education, cultural attitudes toward education  "Another brick in the wall" (1979) Pink Floyd  YouTube  MetroLyrics  Jeremy Houska   
             
             
             
             
             
             

 

 

Comparative Psych

Concept Song Title (Year)
Artist  Link to Video Link to Lyrics  Contributor  Contributor comments
Animal behavior, rats as research subjects  "Bullet with Butterfly Wings" (1995) The Smashing Pumpkins  YouTube    Mark Pezzo  People may refer to the song as "Rat in a Cage" although the song's actual title is "Bullet with Butterfly Wings" 
             
             
             
             
             
             

 

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