Talk:Color psychology

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In the Individual Differences-Culture section, does the sentence "Yellow is thought of by African American tribes as a sign of victory" refer to a study of African-Americans, or a study of African tribes? If the latter, which tribes held this opinion? Either way, citation is needed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Napthia9 (talkcontribs) 21:03, 12 October 2013 (UTC)

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Abandoned Drafts Wikiproject Notification[edit]

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Edit: The neutral colour problem page already existed and was removed. You may wish to check an archived version of that page.

Thanks for your assistance.Hwdirre (talk) 17:31, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

Educational Project Notifications[edit]

I would like to see additional information on this topic. --Jackson Peebles (talk) 21:42, 29 October 2010 (UTC)

My name is Brittney Musterman and as Shenandoah University Psychology major, I will be adding to the topic of Color Psychology. These will be four of the references that I will be using for this discussion.

Baldo, Juliana V., Dronkers, Nina F., Gilbert, Aubrey L., Ivry, Richard B., Paluy, Yulia. (2011). Aphasic patients exhibit a reversal of hemispheric asymmetries in categorical color discrimination. Brain and Language, 116(3), 151-156.

Codispoti, Maurizio, De Cesarel, Andrea, Ferrari, Vera, (2012). The Influence of color on emotional perception of natural scenes. Psychophysiology, 49(1). 11-16.

Huchendorf, Lynnay, (2007). The Effects of color on memory. UW-L Journal of Undergraduate Research X, 1-4.

Webster, Michael A., (2012). Color Categories, and color Appearance. Cognition, 122(3), 375-392. — Preceding unsigned comment added by BMusterman (talkcontribs) 18:56, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

Hello my name is Chris Cardilino, and I am going to be helping the goodness of this page as part of a History of Psychology class project Cardilinoc1 (talk) 16:36, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

Hi, my name is Kamryn Bossom and I rewrote the lead section of this page as part of an assignment for my college English assignment. Kamryn86253 (talk) 00:52, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

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Davidson edits[edit]

Focused on brand meaning and individual differences. Greta Munger (talk) 17:37, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

I'm a psychology major and I'll be editing (and mostly adding) information to the color psychology page. As mentioned above, I'll mainly be working under the Brand Meaning and Individual Differences sections. Violetta Bogopolsky (talk) 19:31, 31 October 2012 (UTC)Violetta Bogopolsky

Peer reviews[edit]

I think some of your spelling and citations need to be checked, I think you accidentally typed 'band' a couple of times. It might be interesting to add how H&R Block and Victoria's Secret changed their branding.I like the use of the images and the table, they really brighten the article up and make it interesting to read, but I think you have to scroll down withing the chart to see all the options, so I would change it so all can be visible without that. Its good that you mentioned color associations for the western world, but it might be really interesting to talk about cultural differences as well. I like the specific examples you use as well, but for the combining color section I would take out a lot of the research talk, and make things more concise. Instead of talking about studies or what companies should do, maybe reword things as facts. I think a lot of interesting links or information could be added to the gender section, maybe talk about cultural and societal expectations there as well. I would also add more citations in the Personal Differences sections, there seem to be a lot less, and I believe Wikipeida wants as many statements cited as possible. Rebeccaworrell (talk) 16:29, 8 November 2012 (UTC)

Brand meaning[edit]

  • Make sure you look at spacing after a citation. I think you need a space between the citation and the beginning of the next sentence. Overall, though, formatting looks good.
  • Spelling; brand is misspelled a couple times. Just worth going back over.
  • First paragraph is pretty wordy, and it may make more sense to put a line break before you get to the studies. Might be worth having an introductory part separate.
  • I’m not sure if you need to say, “in one study,” or “in this study.” This applies throughout to introducing results. There might be a more succinct way to say that.
  • I’m a little confused by functional and sensory-social colors. You address it later, but we have no background as to what these terms mean.
  • Conveying meaning- the method of the follow-up study and its results strikes me as wordy, you could combine those sentences.
  • Good use of a table!
  • Combining colors: again, I think the use of “people’s preference”, or “one study done” is superfluous. Also, condense the results of the color in foreground/background study.
  • Color name: you say the first sentence again in the paragraph. I don’t think you need to be quite as vague when you get into the methods and results.
  • You may need to mark the color names (italics or quotes?)
  • Do these results mean that people choose atypical names over names of the same color?
  • I would be careful making your “companies should” statements. While that might be a good suggestion, none of this research is necessarily final, right? If there are results of companies implementing these strategies, you might cite that more.
  • The attracting attention section is a little confusing overall. I think you could reword some of the sentences, especially in the second paragraph.
  • Small thing, but when you say “more studies have confirmed that store color…” you only seem to cite one study. That may make that section stronger if you fix it. The last sentence could definitely be cleaner

Individual differences[edit]

  • Gender results section is very wordy
  • This line: “One study investigated any differences in color pair preference in men and women.” I think can be taken out. You can introduce a study by introducing its methods and results.
  • Fist line on age section is odd…I know what you mean, but I don’t think it says that .
  • Good section on culture, but can definitely be cleaned up a little bit. The topic sentences are good, but they sort of dominate the results. If you have those “should” sentences, then maybe putting them at the end only is a better idea.

Overall, great information! Alex Wyse (talk) 16:43, 7 November 2012 (UTC)

Improving the Article Structure[edit]

While there's a lot of great information on this page, I think it's organized and structured poorly, especially from the perspective of someone who wants an overview of the field. For example, it jumps straight into something about the color of food and its effect on 'palatability' without giving any kind of background information. It would be nice to find a higher-level grouping for many of the first sections, since they are rather short and specific. MattSoave (talk) 22:44, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

"Cool" and "warm" colors[edit]

The article lacks a definition and/or introduction of the terms "cool" and "warm" colors. Since these terms are not natively associated with colors (like "salty" or "sour" or "loud" are no color-related terms) these terms need to be explained and discussed, also in the context of individual and cultural differences.--SiriusB (talk) 08:27, 25 September 2013 (UTC)

Singh Citation[edit]

The Singh paper which is cited several times in this article appears to be light on citations for many of the claims. Full text is available [here]. For example, "62-90 percent of [Product] assessment is based on colors alone" is stated uncited in the abstract and never mentioned again. Have followed up with Singh, will update based on his response. Jairuscobb (talk) 00:28, 16 July 2015 (UTC)

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