The psychological effects of colour have long been known and are today widely harnessed in everything from advertising to interior design. In this volume, Havelock Ellis explores the psychological effects of the colour yellow, looking at its importance throughout history and cultures across the globe. A fascinating study that will appeal to those with an interest in history and colour psychology. Henry Havelock Ellis (1859–1939) was an English physician, writer, eugenicist and social reformer who studied human sexuality. Ellis was also an early researcher into the effects of psychedelics and wrote one of the first reports on a mescaline experience in 1896. Other notable works by this author include: “A Study of British Genius” (1904), “The Dance of Life” (1923), and “Psychology of Sex” (1933). Read & Co. Great Essays is proudly republishing this classic essay now in a new edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.