Brooke Stern

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Master Of Arts In Clinical Psychology

Colleges & School

College Of Arts And Sciences

First Advisor

Carole Rayburn, PhD

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Academic achievement; College students; Color--Psychological aspects


Various research studies were reviewed involving the effects of color on mood as well as the effects of mood on judgment. A correlation study was conducted to determine whether colors have an influence on college students’ academic performance. It was hypothesized that bright colors would be more closely related to a higher academic performance, whereas, dull or dark colors would be more closely related to a lower academic performance. A survey was given to a sample of Cardinal Stritch students to relay information on the colors incorporated in their study area and what grade point average they had earned during the prior semester. Results of this study have shown that there is an association between wall color, being bright and dull or dark, and range of grade point average.


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