Stroop Interference Experiment

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Abstract The purpose of this experiment is to examine differences in gender performance among male and females and age on the Stroop interference effect. Experimental psychology students of eight respondents, 3 males and 5 females, completed the task in which they participated in a Stroop Colour-Word Test. The condition is the ability to recognize the colours, the performance difference between male and female, the performance difference between age, the reaction time and the effect of colour word interference in order for the participants to speak out the color ink of the words in each condition. Participants responded slower in the incongruent condition as the word did not match with the ink colour. There were also gender and age differences in the reaction times taken in the Stroop Colour-Word Test. Introduction To begin with, the standard Stroop Color-Word test which also known as Serial Colour-Word Test, is first introduced by Stroop (1935) in his study. In fact, the Stroop colour interference task is among the most extensively studied paradigms in cognitive psychology. In other words, stroop test is a test used to test human brain in terms of colour identification and time needed to recognize them. Typically, subjects…show more content…
It is the test that was used to ask the participants to speak out the colour to a patch of colour. To conduct the experiment, a total of 8 Master in Applied Linguistics students (3 males, 5 females) were used. The test was conducted in empty classroom where the participants are not disturbed. All of the participants were given plenty time to get familiar with the test. All participants were not native English speaker and reported normal colour vision. As the purpose of this study is to see the gender and age difference, the time reaction and the effect of colour word interference were taken. The results from all the participants were then tabulated in a table

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