Pink Prisons Make for Calmer Inmates

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Pink Prisons Make for Calmer Inmates

In an effort to soothe the temperaments of riled-up inmates, a prison in Switzerland has painted 30 of its cells pink.

In an effort to soothe the temperaments of riled-up inmates, prisons in Switzerland have painted about 30 of their cells pink.

The redecorating is based on studies that show pink has a calming effect, and being rage-filled in its presence is tough, if not nearly impossible.

A member of one research group that looked into the psychological impact of the color explained, "Even if a person tries to be angry or aggressive in the presence of pink, he can't. The heart muscles can’t race fast enough. It’s a tranquilizing color that saps your energy. Even the color-blind are tranquilized by pink rooms."

Psychologist Daniela Spath ag...



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