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Children's colour choices for completing drawings of affectively characterised topics

Burkitt, Esther; Barrett, Martyn and Davis, Alyson (2003). Children's colour choices for completing drawings of affectively characterised topics. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 44(3) pp. 445–455.

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This work was designed to assess whether children signalled their feelings towards drawings topics through the use of colour. The work was based on the paradigm utilised in the above study. To unite previously disparate strands of enquiry, children's selection of colours to convey affect in relation to their colour preferences was assessed. This work showed that interpretations of children's feelings towards certain topics based on colour use should take into account children's colour preferences and not make one-to-one associations of certain colours with certain feelings as was often recommended in professional literature.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 1469-7610
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Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 7690
Depositing User: Esther Burkitt
Date Deposited: 16 May 2007
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2017 07:29
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