As my work is heavily depending on the colour of the particular topic and relating it to emotions, it can be daunting. Especially one of the main focus of many psychologists is to make their environment to be as neutral as possible. Following the advice of my lecturer, I have looked at Shigenobu’s Kobayashi’s Colour theory.
Above is what Kobayashi considered colours that work well and in a particular genre or type. I am trying to achieve to visually convey emotions using shapes and colours and using the colours to convey positive and negative emotions. Do I though?
There are 5 areas that I want to convey are:
- Cognitive Behaviour
- Dialectal behaviour
- Psychodynamic and Psychoanalysis
- Acceptance and Commitment
with the following meanings:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which helps you identify unhealthy, negative beliefs and behaviors and replace them with healthy, positive ones
- Dialectical behavior therapy, a type of CBT that teaches behavioral skills to help you handle stress, manage your emotions and improve your relationships with others
- Acceptance and commitment therapy, which helps you become aware of and accept your thoughts and feelings and commit to making changes, increasing your ability to cope with and adjust to situations
- Psychodynamic and psychoanalysis therapies, which focus on increasing your awareness of unconscious thoughts and behaviors, developing new insights into your motivations, and resolving conflicts
- Interpersonal psychotherapy, which focuses on addressing problems with your current relationships with other people to improve your interpersonal skills — how you relate to others, such as family, friends and colleagues
- Supportive psychotherapy, which reinforces your ability to cope with stress and difficult situations
In terms of colours, the background should be romantic and sits in dreamy.
The topic names should be divided into two categories, positive and negative and it shifts between these two types of colour to show the type of emotions.
Clear, neat and clean are good starting points for the positive emotions,
Dandy, dapper and chic, stylish are good for the negative emotions
Staff, M. C. (2016, March). Psychotherapy. Retrieved from http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/psychotherapy/details/what-you-can-expect/rec-20197200