Color has a significant impact on people’s lives. It is a powerful communication tool and can be used to signal action, influence mood, and cause psychological reactions (Hemphil, 1996). Some teachers choose to print test on differently colored paper to prevent cheating but many studies have found an effect between colored paper and school performance. Previous studies have found that school performance was lower on test printed on colored paper compared to white paper. Specifically Skinner (2004) found that best performance was elicited by white paper. Using a between subject design, this study test the effects of color on school performance with pink, gray, and white paper.
Horton, LaTasha. "The Effects of Color on School Performance." Poster presented at the Academic Excellence Showcase, Western Oregon University, May 31, 2012.
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