Color-Emotion Pairings (1 CE)
Number of Credits: 1
This course is for: Clinical Psychologists, Counselors, and MFTs
Course By: Tracey Thomas, PsyD
Content By: Fugate, J. M. B., & Franco, C. L. (2019). What color is your anger? Assessing color-emotion pairings in English speakers. Frontiers in Psychology, 10 (206), 1-17.
Course Description: Many researchers believe there are color-specific words to describe emotions. Emotions and color labeling have been a source of debate among researchers for years. The authors of the accompanying study challenged previous research findings by conducting two comparative studies. The researchers compared the results of both studies for color specificity identification and consistency among English speakers. Color specificity pertains to the way individuals distinguish color-emotion pairings, while consistency reliably identifies individuals’ agreement relative to color-emotion pairings. The researchers utilized the theory of constricted emotions to generalize the way individuals integrated emotions with colors.
- Identify the predictors of emotional assignments
- Demonstrate an understanding of color-emotion pairings
- Describe the way emotions are paired with colors, both historically and presently
- Read and understand the article, What color is your anger? Assessing color-emotion pairings in English speakers
- Review the Course Description and Learning Objectives
- Work through the post-test questions; the answers to the questions should be derived from the respective article
- Review the article for further clarification, if needed