Great Courses Company: How Colors Affect You

A Resource Review by Sara Masarik

This Great Courses Company course, How Colors Affect You: What Science Reveals, was absolutely fascinating. Parts of it are very family friendly and parts of it require parental discretion. Depending on the ages of your children and how much exposure you want them to have to the primal instincts of passion, fertility, sexual attractiveness, etc. you may or may not wish to skip certain sections and the Red Lecture entirely. Screen Shot 2016-03-24 at 2.26.26 PM

Professor Lidwell is calm, friendly but interesting. His soothing tone calms the mind and let us get lost in the science of color perception. The lectures are packed with excellent studies, his scientific commentary about the studies and really neat graphics and visual aids to help us “see” what he is teaching.

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We love this course. Despite the need to skip the red lecture at this stage and the need for some fast forwarding, it was a brilliant introduction to how research studies are done, how hypotheses are tested and why colors really do matter.

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