Participants putting on shirts
Call a participant and ask him/her to put on any shirt from those you have hanged on the rope.
The photo studio setting
Fix the digital camera on a tripod and place a chair in front of it. In order to ensure that there is no distraction, hang a white or gray sheet behind the chair.
Now one by one make the participants sit on the chair for a picture. Take the picture in a way that the face and upper body is clearly visible.
The six universal expressions
While taking pictures, ask the participant to change the shirts in every shot. Also, tell them to make a new expression or emotion (from the six universal emotions) in each photo, including one picture in which there is no emotion at all.
Arrange the taken photos
Once seven pictures of each participant, showing different emotions, have been taken, arrange all the 'happy expressions' on one chart paper and all the 'sad expressions' on the other. This should be done for all the expressions. Now scan and load them on your computer.
Views from volunteers
Finally, ask the volunteers to look at the pictures randomly and try to judge the emotions represented in each photo. Keep track of the order of every picture so that you can deduce whether the volunteers were right or wrong in judging the emotions. The obtained results will show whether or not colors can have an effect on a person’s emotion and perception by others.