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History

Colour Experience has been born out of common interests of La MAESTRIA and the Colour Psychology team headed by Prof. Christine Mohr at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. After several encounters and exchanges with the public, we realized how important and urgent it is to share empirically-based knowledge on the subjective experience of colour. The current collaboration unifies competences from academic, scientific, artistic and communication fields to valorize the scientific approach to understand how colour affects us. We aim to contribute our experiences by creating a public platform on which recent findings, projects, and services can be communicated. This platform represents an online interface on which interested people can find information, participate in psychological research on colour, ask questions, look for potential services (seminars for the general public, training of professionals working with colour), or ask for collaborations.

Colour Experience will exclusively focus on how colours are experienced and how such experiences interact with our behaviour. Our major approach is based on results gathered from scientifically controlled studies. We wish to provide knowledge on evidence-based studies testing the manifold questions and assumptions we can regularly encounter in the scientific and popular literature.

 

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Research team

 
 
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Research Leader

Prof. Christine Mohr

Prof. Christine Mohr is a psychologist interested in the cognitive mechanisms underlying measurable human behaviour. One research focus aims to answer in a first step whether colour impacts our cognitive and affective functions. By necessity, such causal questions require controlled studies in the laboratory. In a second step, she aims to understand whether laboratory findings translate to our everyday life. Possible applied questions are whether coloured environment influence our well-being, health, or concentration.

 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF ZURICH, Switzerland
PhD, Psychology and Neuroscience, 2001

UNIVERSITY OF KONSTANZ, Germany
Studies of Psychology, 1998

Affiliations

• Institute of Psychology, University of Lausanne
 

Further information

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Researcher

Dr. Nele Dael

Dr. Nele Dael studies cognitive and affective factors underlying human behaviour. She is driven to provide keys for a more functional everyday interaction by developing scientific strategies to answer applied needs empirically and to effectively translate knowledge and know-how to create awareness and motivate behaviour change. 

 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA, Switzerland
PhD, Psychology, 2011

KU LEUVEN UNIVERSITY, Belgium
MSc, Psychology (Theory and Research), 2006

KU LEUVEN UNIVERSITY, Belgium
BSc, Psychology, 2003

Affiliations

• Research Consultant in collaboration with
     University of Lausanne and La Maestria

Further information

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Researcher

Domicele Jonauskaite

Domicele Jonauskaite is a cognitive and affective psychologist interested in affective meaning of colour. She studies a relationship between colours and emotions using various assessment techniques of emotion as well as colour. She is interested in how these colour-emotion associations vary between and within individuals, including cross-cultural differences. During her PhD, she is studying whether seeing colour and thinking about colour evoke the same emotional associations.

 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF LAUSANNE, Switzerland
PhD, Psychology, on going

UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA, Switzerland
MSc, Neuroscience, 2017

ROYAL HOLLOWAY,
UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, UK
BSc, Psychology, 2014

Affiliations

• Institute of Psychology, University of Lausanne

Further information

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Students

 
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master student &
research assistant
2014-2016

Betty Althaus

Colour associations with induced affective states

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bachelor student &
research assistant
2015-2017

Laetitia Chèvre

Colour preferences in depression

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bachelor student
2016-2017
 

Yanisha Soborun

Gender differences in children's emotional associations with colour

 
 
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master student
2016-2018

Lucia Camenzind

Emotional associations with colour and paintings in colour-blindness

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master student
2016-2018

Irina Tremea

Long-term effectiveness of colour-based stress reduction technique.

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Student assistant
2017-ongoing

Michael Quiblier

Affective associations with colour and colour preferences

 
 
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master student
2017-2019

Déborah Da Silva

Affective associations with colour in children

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bachelor student
2017-2018

Lauriane Müller

Colour associations in art expressing emotion in children

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Student assistant
2018-ongoing

Charlotte Gindraux

Art as an educational tool in a school environment