Effects of Mood on Color Perception as a Function of Dimensions of Valence and Arousal Article (Web of Science)


  • Effect of observers' emotional state on color discrimination was examined. Observers in happy ( n = 18) versus sad ( n = 18) emotional states, as induced by Eich and Metcalfe's 1989 procedure, were faster at discriminating high versus low arousal colors, respectively. Emotional state of observers had no effect on processing colors differing in valence.


publication date

  • 1998

published in

number of pages

  • 4

start page

  • 531

end page

  • 535


  • 87


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