Colour of ANGER


ANGRY PEOPLE ‘SEE RED’

People really do ‘see red’ when they are angry, according to a new study that found preference for red colour over blue may be an indicator of a more hostile personality. Scientists found that people who displayed signs of aggression and anger were more likely to choose the colour in a series of images that were neither fully red nor blue.

The connection, scientists said, may be connected to our evolution from ancestral hunter-gatherer times to link red with danger and threats. Investigators at the North Dakota State University asked a group of people which colour they preferred, red or blue. Results of tests showed that people who opted for red tended to be inter-personally more hostile.

 

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