CAN WE PAINT THE EMOTIONS? AN EXPLORATORY STUDY WITH PORTUGUESE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
Published: 29 Sep 2021
Abstract: From the twentieth century, Emotion started to be an important subject of study, being even equated to Reason. Although Emotion is a construct that is constantly present in interpersonal relationships, in communication and in the interaction with everything that surrounds us, in today's society there seems to exist a difficulty in recognising and expressing emotions, called alexithymia. Colour, a basic element of Art and Design, is an area that has also interested several authors, some of whom are dedicated, to understand its relationship with Emotion, trying to realise which emotional states it can evoke. Thus, the research presented here has as general aim the analysis and understanding of a possible relation between colours and emotions. Based on this goal, a convenience sample of UBI's student population was selected, composed of 248 participants over the age of 18, of Portuguese nationality. A sociodemographic questionnaire was used to do so, as well as the TAS-20, and the CEQu was created. From the results obtained we can refer that about 43.1% of the participants present scores at the extremes of the TAS-20. Spearman's correlations between the emotion felt and the emotion associated with target colours are positive and significant (.50<=rs<=.78, p<.01) for all target colours. During this research, there was no relation between colours and emotions like Anticipation, Anger and Sadness. Thus, we consider it possible to state that in this study, the relationship established between Colour and may be related to learning factors and socio-cultural characteristics underlying this theme.
Keywords: colour, emotion, alexithymia, students
Cite this article: Mafalda C. Rodrigues, Carla S. Nascimento, Maria do Carmo R. Mendes. CAN WE PAINT THE EMOTIONS? AN EXPLORATORY STUDY WITH PORTUGUESE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. Journal of International Scientific Publications: Language, Individual & Society 15, 170-190 (2021). https://www.scientific-publications.net/en/article/1002280/
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