Color psychology

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  • Color Psychology: The Psychological Effects Of Color

    Color is the appearance of things as a result of reflecting light. Colors are all around us. Color plays a very significant role in our lives and it has the capability to influence our feelings, our actions, and emotions in many aspects. Colors can irritate your eyes, raise your blood pressure or repress your appetite. Many people consider colors as powers, and that colored stones are very influential. 1, 2 In color psychology, the colors we choose to show the world are direct reflection of our personality. Color may influence a person’s mental or physical state. There are psychological effects of color as it relates to two main kinds which are warm and cool colors. Warm colors such as red, yellow and orange can flash a variety…

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  • How Color Affects Psychology

    understand how colors affect you psychologically, you need to understand what colors are, and how they work. Colors were first discovered by Sir Isaac Newton, he created a prism that turned sunlight into the colors that we know as “the rainbow.” Newton concluded that “white” contains all of the colors at the same time. Black, therefore, is the absence of color. Whenever Newton tested his prism, he found that red bent far less than violet (red and violet are at the top and bottom of the…

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  • Color Red Psychology

    Everyone loves color. But what most people don't think about is how it effects out mood and how we are feeling. Many businesses are taking this into consideration these days and are very carefully planning which colors and which combinations to use in order to achieve certain feelings. This is very important to remember when you are picking out paint for your walls or even small things like the color scheme of your pc or phone. Keep in mind whatever you are looking at on a constant basis in your…

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  • Subconscious Judgment In The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Spectrum of Subconscious Judgment During the book, colors are throughout with no definite pattern to their placement. Sporadic color description lures the reader into a variety of moods and judgment is initiated. Presented with a description of an object, person, or place, color is often used to assist visualization. In Fitzgerald 's novel specific colors are hidden in the text providing a purpose far more in depth rather than just giving a visual description. “Color plays an important role in…

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  • Vincent Van Gogh Cafe Terrace At Night Analysis

    canvas, KröllerMuller Museum, Otterlo for my design summary/formal analysis. Two elements utilized in this piece of art are texture and color. Texture is the surface quality of a work (Dewitte, Larmann, Shields 62). Color is the optical effect caused when reflected white light of the spectrum is divided into a separate wavelength (Dewitte, Larmann, Shields 92). Implied Texture is displayed throughout this canvas. Implied texture is texture we have experienced from our own tactile memory…

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  • The Stroop Effect And Reaction Time

    performing a naming task which impacts reaction times. In the Stroop (1992) study found that color naming had a slower reaction time when the color words were printed in a different color, but even slower reaction time occurred when the color and word were completely separate from one another. The current experiment used Stroop task to determine the impacts of reaction times to test the hypothesis to see if there is a significant difference between the reaction times amongst the four levels of…

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  • The Importance Of Branding For Your Business Website

    A suitable color scheme for your business website is important to create branding coherent to all marketing avenues. Choosing colors without careful planning, can hurt your business. It can affect brand recognition and credibility, making the business less competitive in the market. This is why you should be careful in picking the colors that would represent your website. A wise businessman would choose a color scheme carefully to avoid damage to his brand. If you are confused on which color…

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  • Stroop Effect: Color And Word Meaning

    Stroop Effect: Color and Word Naming John Ridley (J.R.) Stroop, as described by C. Macleod (1991), was born into a farming community and was not expected to live past infancy, so he was sheltered by his family to protect him. Due to not having to do heavy farm work, Stroop focused on his education and graduated top of his class. He eventually received his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology. Stroop performed the Stroop effect experiment as his dissertation, which was then actually not rediscovered…

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  • How Does Color Affect Color?

    Color has been around us and even exists in educational setting. Previous studies show the debilitating effect of red on challenging mental tasks (e.g., IQ Test). Here, we hypothesized that perceiving red—a harsh color, will result in lower test scores. There were 32 university students (12 men, 20 women) in the present work. They were randomly assigned to red, blue, and white test papers. Results showed a higher group means from the red test paper condition. This discrepancy is likely due to…

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  • Essay On Synesthesia

    Synesthesia is a neurological condition in which one sensory experience is perceived in more than one way by the body. There are numerous forms of synesthesia, all of which involve different combinations of sensory experiences. Grapheme-color synesthesia is the most common form, with 60% of synesthetes possessing this type. In grapheme-color synesthesia, symbols are perceived in different colors. For example, the letter “A” is commonly associated with the color red among synesthetes. A pop-out…

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