There is no doubt that the analysis of colour varies a lot. There is the analysis that is authentic and based on scholarly information. Also, there is the analysis that is based on unsubstantiated information. This paper will offer a critical analysis of the article written by Angela Wright entitled “Psychological properties of colours” (Wright, 2011). The analysis shall be guided by the REVIEW criteria. In this respect, the article will be analysed basing on the Relevance, Expertise of the author, Viewpoint of the author or Organisation, Intended audience, Evidence, and When the article was published.
Applying the REVIEW criteria
The relevance of the article is excellent. This is because the article expounds on very critical information about the different colours. The article provides psychological aspects of different colours in an elaborate manner (Wright, 2011). This makes the article relevant for those interested in studying colours and human behaviour.
The expertise of the author of the article is quite good. Angela Wrights went to Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton, England where she studied psychoanalytic psychotherapy. She also went to Carmel, California, USA where she studied the dynamic of colour. Using her knowledge background, she has been able to integrate psychology and colour in analysing human behaviour.
The article takes an informative viewpoint. In this respect, the author uses her expertise and compiles a very useful article that provides useful information to her audience. She identifies the various colours and provides properties for each of the colours, both positive and negative (Wright, 2011).
The article is intended for colouring and design students and professionals. It can also be useful to those people who are interested in studying colour and human behaviour.
On this criteria, the article scores poorly. There are no in-text citations that are provided. Consequently, there is no bibliography or reference section on the article. In addition, the article has not been peer reviewed. Therefore, this article has no evidence backing the assertions presented. However, it can be asserted that the article was unique and focused on an area that has not been researched by many scholars.
This article was published recently and this makes it a good source of information.
Reliability of the article
Peer reviewed articles are the most trusted in the scholarly circles (Guerrieri, 2012). Peer reviewed articles are those that are subjected to other colleagues and experts for analysis before publication. This is an important aspect as the author it enables the author to alleviate any fear, doubt, and resistance that others may have towards his or her work. In peer review, valuable suggestions and advice are presented to the author before his or her work is published (Lamothe, 2012). Peer reviewed publications are subjected to the “audit culture” which has been adopted in the academic world (Blyth, et al. 2010). Going by these assertions, it can be noted that the article by Angela Wright did not meet the criteria for a reliable source of information.