The Stroop Effect

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Standard Coursework Cover Sheet Section A Please complete ALL parts PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH METHODS 2 PY2001 PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH METHODS 2 Module Code Module Title Course Title MARIETA REMOUNDOU CW1 CW2 CW3 CW4 PSY7317 Module Instructor Student ID Number Section B Please read the statement, and sign the declaration Plagiarism - work presented in an assessment must be the student's own. Plagiarism is where a student copies from another source, published or unpublished (including work of a fellow student) and fails to acknowledge the influence of another's work or to attribute quotes to the author. Plagiarism in an assessment offence (see actions Section 11: Regulations of the Student Course Handbook, pp. 78-81). 1st Marker 2nd Marker Agreed Mark Student Declaration: "I declare that the work submitted is my own" Section C Tutor’s Comments A modified study of the automatic processes originally proposed by Stroop (1935). Abstract The aim of this research was to study automatic processes by replicating the previously carried out Stroop effect. Ten participants took part in the experiment that were chosen by an opportunistic sample, and were taken into a quiet room separately. They were presented with two lists of words out of which one was congruent and the other incongruent. The time taken for each participant to name the color that that the words were written in was one minute. From this repeated measures design, the results were that participants found considerably more correct words in the congruent condition than in the incongruent. The findings corresponded to the earlier research carried out by Stroop. In conclusion, it can be said that the powerfully autonomic nature of reading words, as it is such a well-learned automatic activity, does interfere
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