An Experimental Investigation Into The Interference Of Conflicting Stimuli On A Response Task

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Kaur 1 An Experimental Investigation into the Interference of Conflicting Stimuli on a Response Task Sharan Kaur Candidate # IB Psychology SL 6 February 2015 1,322 words Kaur 2 Abstract We are replicating J.R. Stroop’s original experiment The Stroop Effect (Stroop, 1935). The aim of the study was to understand how automatic processing interferes with attempts to attend to sensory information. The independent variable of our experiment was the three conditions, the congruent words, the incongruent words, and the colored squares, and the dependent variable was the time that it took participants to state the ink color of the list of words in each condition. We used repeated measures for the experiment in order to avoid influence of extraneous variables. The participants were 16-17 years of age from Garland High School. The participants will be timed on how long it takes them to say the color of the squares and the color of the words. The research was conducted in the Math Studies class. The participants were aged 16-17 and were students at Garland High School. The results showed that participants took the most time with the incongruent words. Kaur 3 Table of Contents Title Page……………………………………………………………………….......1 Abstract………………………………………………………………………….…2 Table of Contents…………………………....……………………………………..3 Introduction………………………………………………………………………...4, 5 Method (design, participants, materials, procedure)…………………….………6, 7, 8

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