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Research on music education: Integrating synaesthesia theory and colour psychology

Jingzhou Yang
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 79, No 4 | a8848 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v79i4.8848 | © 2023 Jingzhou Yang | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 09 April 2023 | Published: 23 August 2023

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Jingzhou Yang, Art Education Center, Zhengzhou University of Light Industry, Zhengzhou, China


Music education can alleviate students’ psychological stress and play a positive role in the healthy growth and development of students. Synaesthesia theory is a relatively special cognitive phenomenon that can achieve connections between different sensory organs. Colour psychology can influence the change of mental state through the change of vision. In this study, synaesthesia theory and colour psychology were applied to music education, and the traditional music education method was used as the contrast method to set up the experiment. The article focuses on the experimental results with regard to the Hamilton anxiety scale (HAMA) score of the use of traditional music by students. It shows that the music education mode integrating synaesthesia theory and colour psychology can better improve the classroom quality of music education, so as to better relieve the pressure of students and promote their healthy, happy and positive growth.

Contribution: Difficult learning tasks add pressure to the student’s learning capabilities, which leads to psychological problems such as anxiety and stress. Music education can relax students’ nerves and psychology, so as to relieve students’ psychological pressure. The research applies synaesthesia theory and colour psychology to music education to improve the classroom quality of music, so as to better alleviate student pressures and promote healthy, happy and positive growth. This research represents data, which can be utilised by scholars in the field of religious education and public theology.


synaesthesia theory; colour psychology; music education; psychological intervention; student health; HAMA.

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