Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
This study tested whether the gender of research confederates at heavy metal concert mosh pits would affect the helping behavior they receive. One male research confederate and one female research confederate each entered a mosh pit at various heavy metal concerts 30 times and then fell down. If and how they were helped by other concert goers was then coded as receiving direct help, indirect help, or no help. A chi-square found statistically significant differences in the way the two research confederates were helped, with the female research confederate receiving more indirect help than the male research confederate, and the male research confederate receiving more direct help than the female research confederate. This study suggests that there is ample opportunity for help in a mosh pit.
BF1 .M63 v. 22 no. 1 2016
Wildberger, Jared and Farreras, Ingrid G.
"Helping behavior in heavy metal concerts,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 22:
1, Article 11.
Available at: https://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol22/iss1/11