I’ve decided to do an inquiry project for this cycle, but instead of continuing with my last question “How is one’s personality formed?”, I’ve decided to research yet another psychology related topic. So what I’ve decided on is “How does color affect mental state?”.I personally find this to be a really intriguing topic. I feel like nowadays people are affected by factors in their environment that they may not believe has any affect. It could be anything – from noise, to people, to music, and obviously to color. I would say I’m a really observant person. That being said, I’ve noticed that people have a tendency to only focus on what’s right in front of them instead of the bigger picture. With this research, I hope that in the community around me, people can learn about something small, such as color can affect their well being. I feel like this research will really emphasize the whole concept of “The Butterfly Effect”. Which in case you didn’t know, it basically means that the small things can have a big impact. I’m really looking forward to start this research and I hope everyone can take something from it.
Therefore, here’s my research plan:
Research Round 1
For my first round of research, I thought it would be best to first define what color is, how people perceive color, and finally what typically each color can represent- for an example moods or association. I also want to include research about color psychology in this round because I find it very interesting as well. This will help me further address my question in my third research round where I will be applying everything I’ve learned.
Research Round 2
For my second round of research, I will be researching about what a mental state and what is considered a healthy mental state. This would include topics such as what makes up a healthy mental state, what makes up an unhealthy one and what factors actually contribute to shape a mental state. Similar to last round, this will help me address my question in the next round.
Research Round 3
For my final round of research, I will be linking the two previous rounds and actually try to determine what impacts color can have on a person’s mental state and mental health. I’ll look into this with a lot of depth, especially color theory. I will essentially be trying to come up with a conclusion to my question.
If you have any questions, comments or ideas for me, feel free to let me know. Thanks for reading!