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The Stroop Effect
This paper looks at Stroops' Word-Color Task.
# 136313 | 750 words | 2 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Education (Reading) , Psychology (Testing) , Linguistics (General) , Language (General)

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This is the introduction to a lab report designed to duplicate J. R. Stroops classic Word-Color Task. Using two references, J.R. Stroops' seminal 1938 paper "Studies of interference in serial verbal reactions" and C. M. Macleod's "Half a century of research on the Stroop Effect" (1991), this introduction describes and discusses the experiment which has become a standard psychological diagnostic tool. The writer explains that Stroops' Word-Color Task is designed to measure the difference in the amount of time it takes a subject to read words printed in black ink versus the time it takes the same subject to read the color words printed in incongruent colors. This paper briefly describes the three experiments used by Stroop in his 1938 study, as well a brief discussion of his conclusions.

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"J.Ridley Stroop first introduced the Stroop Word-Color Task more than 70 years ago, and this simple procedure measuring a subjects cognitive processing has since become a classic diagnostic test in psychological evaluation. Stroop found that subjects require more time to read the printed words for various colors when the colors were presented in conflicting or incongruent colors as opposed to reading the word in a congruent color. Thus, if the word RED was printed in green ink, it took longer for the subject to identify the word than had it been printed in red ink. Stroop then measured and compared his subjects' ..."

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