Polypilot product mascot

Introducing PolyPilot:

Our AI-Powered Mentorship Program

Learn More
Go to Polygence Scholars page
Juliet Procope's cover illustration
Polygence Scholar2023
Juliet Procope's profile

Juliet Procope

Sanford SchoolClass of 2025Wilmington, Delaware


Hello! My name is Juliet, and my Polygence project is on the effects of music on the brains and behaviors of psychopaths. After I complete my project, I hope to get published, create a podcast, and lobby for certain types of music in prisons to create peace. I aspire to become a lawyer and give back to the community!


  • "How do different music genres impact the mood and behaviors of Psychopaths?" with mentor Kristina (July 21, 2023)

Project Portfolio

How do different music genres impact the mood and behaviors of Psychopaths?

Started Nov. 29, 2022

Abstract or project description

This meta-analysis analyzed the characteristics of psychopaths and the impact of music on the brain. Tying the two topics together, we examined different studies and scales to determine whether music was linked to the brain and behavior of psychopaths. These studies were focused on the age group of people over the age of eighteen. Psychopathy has been a prominent topic in society, bringing confusion across the board, and leading studies to be conducted. Many infamous psychopaths such as Ted Bundy, Charles Manson, and Jeffrey Dahmer’s actions have brought stigmas and feelings of danger regarding psychopathy. Listening to music is a widespread interest across the globe, impacting all personality types, hence the question: is music related to psychopathy and its tendencies? Our expected results should show differences between personality types and traits, such as music preferences and habits*. Our findings suggest that music is/is not (results pending) linked to criminal activity, violence, antisocial behavior, psychopathy scores*, and neurotransmitter imbalances in adulthood*, though some habits formed during adolescence. This research is important to clarify and disprove stigmas and societal biases between psychopaths and the neurotypical population.

Keywords: psychopath, music, stigma, personality disorders, psychopathic tendencies, neurotransmitters