The physical space in which we find ourselves not only has a powerful influence on our mood, it also affects our productivity and can stimulate creativity or, on the contrary, lead us to creative blocks and a state of mental confusion.
A pleasant and orderly space, where we feel comfortable, generates positive emotions. And every detail counts. An experiment conducted at Oregon State University, for example, found that people preferred rooms with curved furniture and rounded edges, compared to those that had furniture with straight edges and sharp angles. People said rooms with rounded furniture were cozier and more comfortable. They also acknowledged feeling calmer and comfortable there.
Decorative objects, such as plants that give life to the space and provide a touch of color, rugs that create a feeling of warmth and intimacy, or paintings that add personality and a unique touch to the space, are essential accessories to feel at ease in a room.
Whether you are looking for paintings for your clinical psychology practice space, to decorate your home office or simply to put them in the living room as a declaration of intentions, these decorative psychology pictures are perfect and will attract the attention by providing an individualized touch to any space.
7 original Psychology pictures
1. Sigmund Freud picture
To taste the colors and for colors, the pop art. This 20th century artistic movement arises as a response to artistic expressionism, considered too elitist, which is why it tries to combine art with everyday life, generating intense emotions. This style, which could be classified as the sophistication of the trivial, is great for representing such a groundbreaking figure for his time as Sigmund Freud.
2. Psychology poster
“Psychology: The science that tells you what you already know using words you don’t understand.” Ok. It is not the exact definition of Psychology. It doesn’t even come close. But it is a funny note that many psychologists will appreciate. In fact, this Psychology poster is perfect for adding a minimalist touch to any space.
3. Brain picture
This vintage aesthetic brain picture is perfect to remind us every day that we need to be kind and compassionate to ourselves. It reminds us that our brain have great potential waiting to be used in the best possible way and that we must treat ourselves with more respect and consideration.
4. Rorschach inkblots
The Rorschach test is a classic personality psychodiagnostic technique. It consists of a series of 10 images containing specular inkblots. They are presented one by one and the person is asked to say what he or she sees. Although there is no adequate answer, that perception reveals a lot about hiso r her personality and possible disorders. These Psychology paintings are a minimalist and elegant detail that combines with any decoration. And they can become a very interesting topic of conversation.
5. Pictures about the mind
If you like vintage aesthetics, you will surely love this painting about the mind. Its message is very powerful: “Lose your mind, find your soul.” It speaks to us of the need to let ourselves go from time to time, to get away from the rigid norms that society usually imposes and even to abandon our own canons and stereotypes to navigate freely and find our most authentic “self”.
6. Phrenology picture
150 years ago phrenology was in vogue. That “science” postulated that the best way to read a person’s character was through the shape of his skull. The brain was thought to be made up of numerous organs, each linked to a faculty, such as benevolence and destructiveness, which could be discovered by simply analyzing the shape of the skull. Phrenology was even used to help men choose a “good” wife. Today phrenology has been relegated to oblivion, so this Psychology painting is almost a historical piece.
7. Pictures of mandalas
A mandala is a symbol. In fact, this word comes from Sanskrit and means “circle.” These spiritual symbols of unity have a long history as they have been adopted by different traditions, including Tibetans, Buddhists, and Hindus. The psychoanalyst Carl Jung said that a mandala was “a representation of the unconscious being.” There are anti-stress coloring mandala that help us relax, but they also promote creativity and facilitate meditation. These small paintings have a plus because they are completely handmade.
Dazkir, S. S. & Read, M. A. (2011) Furniture Forms and Their Influence on Our Emotional Responses Toward Interior Environments. Environment and Behavior; 44(5): 722-732.