Examining the Effects of Room Colour on Emotion: A Research Proposal

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Rushton, Kimberly
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The focus of this research proposal involves assessing the effect of room colour on measures of anxiety and depression in young adult females. A study is designed which will explore the effects of three different colours on levels of anxiety and depression. 150 Female Participants between the ages of 18 and 30 will be randomly assigned to one of three room conditions: pale white, pale yellow, or dark blue. Each participant will sit in the room while completing versions of both the Hamilton Anxiety Scale (HAM-A) and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI). The scores on the HAM-A and the BDI will be calculated individually to determine whether the color of the room where the tests were completed had an effect on the measures of anxiety and/or depression in the participants. A thorough discussion follows which includes implications of findings and ideas for future research in this area.
effect of room color , depression in young adult females , anxiety in young adult females