ISP proposal

Does color affect/change moodTitle: Do colors change a persons mood?IV- The different colorsDV-Mood Change

Purpose: Why I wanted to test this is because I thought it would be interesting and could yield some interesting results. Color is used everywhere, and could, in fact, have a drastic change on your mood. Walk into any kindergarten room and most likely you’ll notice a lot of bright colors on the walls.” (alaskawellness.com) Is that it cheer up the children, or is it just to make the room look nicer? "While perceptions of color are somewhat subjective, there are some color effects that have universal meaning. Colors in the red area of the color spectrum are known as warm colors and include red, orange and yellow. These warm colors evoke emotions ranging from feelings of warmth and comfort to feelings of anger and hostility. Colors on the blue side of the spectrum are known as cool colors and include blue, purple and green. These colors are often described as calm, but can also call to mind feelings of sadness or indifference" Is this statement true? Well, I'm going to find out!

How I am planning to test it is, I will either use a laptop, or something of the sort and make a powerpoint with a different solid color on each side. The colors that i will use are, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, purple, pink, white, grey, and black. I am going to test eight people (with all of them in the room (classroom) at the same time) and have them write down on a piece of paper how they feel when they look at that color for thirty seconds to a minute. Then I will collect the data and find out how each person felt at each color. I am also going to compare male and female results, to see if one or the other changes much more drastically. In conclusion, I believe that color can change mood.

Hypothesis: I think that colors can drastically alter a persons mood.

Materials:

  • a computer

  • a smartboard

  • a powerpoint

  • 8 test subjects


Prosedure: I will make a powerpoint with a different solid color on each slide. Each test subject will look at the screen for thitry seconds and then will have a minute or two to write down what moods/emotions that they feel. Then based on each subjects answers, I can find out the results if colors really can change a persons mood.


Table:
Color


Red
Orange
Yellow
Green
Blue
Indigo
Purple
Pink
White
Grey
Black

Test Subject












1 (male)
Anger
Relaxed
Frightened
Peaceful/Calm
Mellow
Sad
Sad
Happy/Cheery
Blank
Greif/Sorrow
Mad/Anger

2 (male)
Exited
Tired
Happy
Calm
Winded
Nostalgic
Overwhelmed
Satisfied
Panicked
Bored
Anxious
M
3 (male)
Confident
Curious/Creative
Eager/Confused
Thirsty
Calm/Distracted
N/A
Confused
Confused
N/A
Expecting/Awaiting
Confused
O
4 (male)
Evil
Annoyed
Energized
Bored
Drowsy
Confused
Peaceful
Anger
Courageous
Outgoing
Tired
O
5 (female)
Energetic
Energetic
Confused
Happy
Happy
Calm
Content
Suprised
Agitated
Calm
Calm
D
6 (female)
Bored
Irratated
Happy
Anxious
Calm
Relaxed
Exited
Energetic
Paranoid
Thoughtful
Suspicous

7 (female)
Happy
Bored
Happy
Exited
Bored/Relaxed
Relaxed
Happy/Relaxed
Happy/Peppy
Bored
Bored/Relaxed/Sad
Bored

8 (female)
Neutral
Neutral
Neutral
Neutral
Relaxed
Relaxed
Relaxed
Relaxed
Calm
Relaxed
Relaxed




Bibilography:

(alaskawellness.com)

What colors will you be using? (Maddy Hibbard)
Are you going to be using a lot of different colors or just a few? (Lauren Jenkins)
You might want to test multiple times. If someone's feeling tired one day, they're going to be slightly cranky with everything. If someone's had enough sleep, you're going to get a better answer. Obviously, you can't control everyone's sleep or what kind of day they've had when they walk into the room, but you could probably catch them on both good days and bad days. (Lily Holmes)
You could try using brighter colors and then darker colors and see what people feel. Even neon colors and then duller colors.(Haley Wiley)
Are you going to use common colors or colors that aren't as common as blue, green, etc.(Dylan leach)
In what room or place will you be testing this?(Sarah Baer)
Are you going to use children or adults? (Austin McMurray)
Should your test subjects be doing something besides staring at the screen? They're people, so if they aren't occupied, they could get bored and become cranky, making your test results not as accurate. (Trina Spitzer)
What is the age range for the subjects? Will they be just teenagers or will it be children teens adults and elderly people?(Carter Davis 1-10-13)
I know that some people don't like looking at computer screens so using different colored sheets of paper or something would be easier on the eyes.(Autumn Anzell)