ERIC Number: ED194063
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr-23
Reference Count: 0
A Comprehensive and Critical Review of the Methodology and Findings in Color Investigations.
Lamberski, Richard J.
Intended to serve as a primer for future investigators, this paper surveys and analyzes research studies published between 1945 and 1980 which focus on the effect(s) of color on human cognitive learning. The question of whether or not color as a variable in the design of instructional materials enhances learning has been approached by researchers in a variety of ways, and this paper categorizes the conclusions drawn by the various researchers. For example, one category is devoted to the effects of using color in instructional materials designed to teach verbal tasks (in nonsense and meaningful word tasks), while another is devoted to the research done on the effects of color in instructional materials designed to teach visual tasks (in passive or active materials). Additional categories include the effects of color as it relates to information processing and memory systems, affective study of color, color in task tests, the relationship of color and time, and the efficiency of color. (LLS)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (Denver, CO, April 21-24, 1980). For complete proceedings of the Research and Theory Division, see IR 008 914.