Control Group Vs. Light-Colored Paper

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The first graph starting from the top shows the results of the control group. Around 38 percent responded with a sad statement and 62 responded with a happy statement. For the experiment groups, the results were not statistically significant, meaning the result might have been due to a chance since the difference is so small. Experimental group 1(light colored paper), the middle graph, resulted with 33 percent of sad emotions and 67 percent of happy emotions. The difference between the control group and the experimental group 1 is around 5 percent. The experimental group 2 (dark colored paper) resulted with 29 percent of sad emotions and 71 percent of happy moments. Assuming our hypothesis would have been true, one would assume to see a bigger percentage of happy responses in the first experimental group than in the second, instead the opposite happened. Instead the results indicate that the highest percentage of sad responses were in the control group, then experimental group 1 and then experimental group 2. The results were probably influenced by the confounding variables such as the participants talking to each …show more content…
The participants with light colored paper did not write more about the happiest moments of their life and less about the saddest moments of their life than people with dark colored paper, instead the opposite happened. These results are not consistent with the The effects of color on the moods of college students conducted by Kurt and Osueke(2014) experiments. The colors didn’t evoke the hypothesized emotions like according to Kurt and Osueke(2014) experiments where for example warm colors such as red, yellow and orange were more pleasant to the mind. For this experiment, around 3% of the participants wrote more about the happiest moments of their life on the dark colored paper, rather than on the light colored paper. The control group(white colored paper) had the most sad