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ERIC Number: EJ1213593
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2148-9378
The Influence of the Background Color "Red" on the Appraisal of Pictures
Okamura, Yasuto
International Journal of Psychology and Educational Studies, v4 n2 p1-9 2017
It is assumed that color has an influence on human cognition and behavior. The red effect has been taken up by a large body of research and the purpose of the study was to test the influence of red as a background color on the appraisal of pictures. Participants were randomly divided into two conditions: red or white. They appraised the levels of valence and arousal of four pictures with background colors of red or white. Results demonstrated that the levels of arousal were significantly higher when negative pictures with background color red were presented than when they were presented with background color white. This study's results are consistent with previous studies that have demonstrated a context-dependent manner of color effects on human cognition and behavior.
International Journal of Psychology and Educational Studies. Sakarya University, Faculty of Education, Department of Educational Sciences, Sakarya, Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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