Analyzing The Association Between The Emotional Stroop With Trait And State Anxiety

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Words Have Feelings Too

Aminah Hilaire

Howard University


The purpose of this study is to analyze the association between the emotional stroop with trait and state anxiety. Researchers chose a cluster of eight random female students in an experimental psychology course to complete an STAI form and online emotional stroop test. By filling out and participating in the prior stated procedures, researchers would be able to determine if cognitive processes are linked to emotional disorders. The STAI forms determined the state and trait anxiety scores of each individual participant. The emotional stroop test assessed emotions by keeping time with how long it took participants to determine the colors of negative emotional words. Researchers hypothesized that both state anxiety and trait anxiety would be calculated to have a positive, strong correlation coefficient between the emotional stroop, with state anxiety having a stronger association. Yet, after having participants complete the study, researchers found that there was little to no correlation between the emotional stroop and anxiety. The emotional stroop is not the most effective method to measure anxiety in an individual.

Words Have Feelings Too

Anxiety is a nervous disorder characterized by a state of excessive uneasiness and apprehension. It is a feeling of nervousness that an individual has. When a person walks into a room, they may feel that the…
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