A number of tanks used in Desert Storm were pink, but attempts by antiwar activists to surreptitiously surround the Bush administration with P-618 have thus far been unsuccessful.Subsequently, Baker-Miller Pink was studied by a team at Johns Hopkins University, where a peculiar tendency toward appetite suppression was observed.He noticed that color preferences shifted according to psychological and physiological fluctuations in his patients.
The color was also used at a California VA psychiatric hospital and a San Bernadino youth clinic. And the logo of Weight Watchers, though not officially Baker-Miller Pink, is pink nonetheless, as if the appetite-suppressant properties of pink could insinuate themselves just by looking at a product’s packaging. Was pink then marketed, post–World War II, by men to women as a girlie color in a secret effort to restrict gains made by women in the workforce during the war?
One implacable patient, whose behavior seemed to show no signs of improvement under normal conditions, was as a last resort placed in a pink seclusion room where “within six minutes he calmed, was heard crying, and was seen sitting in the middle of the room.”News of the color that saps your energy continued to spread rapidly. To turn the newly independent earners back into passive consumers?
In the early 1980s, visiting-team football locker rooms at Iowa and Colorado State were painted pink until, in an effort to control this sneaky, unsolicited color therapy, a rule was passed by the Western Athletic Conference that both visiting and home teams’ locker rooms had to be painted the same color. This was all decades before the Baker-Miller research, of course, but one might go so far as to assume that the “pink effect” was unconsciously or instinctively known (except by the writers of the ).
Diana Vreeland’s awareness that pink’s power is culturally determined in this light looks prescient, and my daughter may buy into pink, but clearly she knows that it is being sold to her.
Researchers confirmed the now-familiar stress-reduction effects, but the corresponding appetite reduction was an unexpected side effect—fortuitous, as this team also happened to be searching for alternative means of weight loss.
The Santa Clara county jail soon got word of P-618, sometimes also called “Drunk-Tank Pink,” and in late 1979, in a rush to achieve results, they may have overreacted.
(Phys.org)—Sociologists Richard Dukes and Heather Albanesi of the University of Colorado claim in a paper they've had published in The Social Science Journal that when teachers use a red pen to add comments to student papers, students perceive them more negatively than if they use another color pen.
Red pens have traditionally been used by teachers when grading papers – ostensibly to make their comments and markings stand out from the original work – but this new research suggests that the use of a red pen may convey unintentional negative emotions.
The in 1918 said, “The generally accepted rule is pink for the boy and blue for the girl. It’s hard to say for sure, but one could make the case that as women asserted themselves in society in the late 1940s, as a response to the influx of men who were mostly traumatized and battered from World War II, more active roles in the world encouraged women to adopt an appropriately energizing color for themselves—that is, if one is to believe the color analysis.
The reason is that pink, being a more decided and stronger color, is more suitable for the boy, while blue, which is more delicate and dainty, is pertier [sic] for the girl.”So much for genetic, gender-based color predilections—or at least in the way we commonly think of them. It could thus be argued that adopting pink was an early sign of the feminism due to flower in the 1960s, and that far from being a color imposed on women by marketing men, pink was actually a badge of self-determination and power.