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The Green Lecture

Lecture no. 5 from the course: How Colors Affect You: What Science Reveals

The Green Lecture

Taught by Professor William Lidwell | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Music & Fine Art Courses

Life. Fertility. Envy. Success. These are just a few of the many common associations the brain makes with the color green. Here, Professor Lidwell takes you even deeper into this lush color, guiding you through an exploration of two lesser-known contexts of green: as a way to foster creativity and a way to reduce anxiety and mental fatigue. You’ll also get a chance to probe some more anecdotal (but self-evident) psychological associations with green, including the ways it signals “naturalness” and “approach.”

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s********m
April 2, 2017
There are obvious flaws with the "nature scene" studies. For example, the photos were absolutely terrible & did not represent liveable areas in all of the environments. I was very disappointed there was no guidebook -- but most of all, Lidwell has fallen for the discredited Savannah Theory of human evolution. Dick Dawkins has been proven wrong time & again. We evolved oceanside. What colors we were attracted to would have been in the sea, not in the trees -- not to mention that modern bananas are human constructs, developed from small green & red (when ripe) bananas. In nature, yellow bananas are NOT typically ripe. That was just a GLARING error & made Lidwell lose most of his credibility with me. Also -- color -- does season have an affect on the data? Why was the forest depicted in autumn? FYI, Savannah Theory as far as evolution goes, is absolutely DEAD. Our ancestors did NOT wander the Savannahs as Lidwell takes for granted. We now know that we evolved into modern humans at the ocean side. Where is your picture of a nice place to live oceanside? Where are the mountains? Where is the snow if you are going to do autumn? The assumption of the study was wrong, the study flawed and the resulting bias confirmation are an embarrassment to science. I expect more up-to-date information from the Great Courses.

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