A variation of the Stroop effect experiment

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An experiment to investigate the Stroop effect in which participants are asked to name the colour in which a word is written, that word having either a colour- association or a neutral association. ABSTRACT. This study was an investigation of the cognitive processes at work during a variation of the classic Stroop test and effect, in which the degree of intrusion into automatic thought processes may be witnessed in a colour identification task. It was found that the rate of word identification was slower where the list contained words which had association with colour than when colour neutral words were being read thereby leading to inference that interruptions to unconscious somatic processing were taking place in the former…show more content…
The ability to understand and co-operate with the process was also addressed at this point. Researchers sought and obtained informed consent from participants and the forms were signed and collected for safe- keeping with other confidential materials. Ethical issues were also discussed at this time with each participant and they all confirmed that they were aware of their right to withdraw from the project at any point without having to give reasons as well as being entitled to skilled debriefing and support from identified confidential sources if required. Confidentiality regarding the information to be gathered and its storage and disposal was discussed with participants as too was Privacy, which in this case meant the amount of personal control over information they had and the flow of information between researchers. PROCEDURE. Participants were provided with a desk and seat in a quiet and well lit room with the lists turned over on the desk top. They were re-informed of their right to withdraw at any point and were provided with the informed consent form which was discussed with the researcher and the list of instructions for the test was also provided and discussed at this time, whilst working through the example/pilot in order to familiarise each participant with the task . The demographic information was requested and noted for the relevant form. The instructions were read out to them and given to them. The participant was ‘counted in’

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