Effect Of The Stroop Effect On Accuracy, Time And Confidence Levels

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The Effect of the Stroop Effect on Accuracy, Time and Self-Confidence Levels Stroop’s 1935 study was the first experiment to test the Stroop effect as we know it now. The Stroop task measures the participants’ ability to ignore some parts of the stimuli, either the color of the word or what the word actually reads and pay attention to others. This is especially the case when the stimuli is incongruent, or when color written does not match the color of the font it is written in. The research question that this study seeks to answer is what effect if any does the Stroop Effect have on accuracy, time and confidence levels of participants. In their 2012 study, Khanna and Gupta asked how lunch and sociability affected Stroop test scores.…show more content…
Sheehan, Donovan and MacLeod (1988) sought to find out if hypnosis affected Stroop test performance. Participants were sorted into two groups, those highly susceptible to hypnosis, and those not really susceptible to hypnosis. The subjects were tested three times, waking, under hypnosis with no strategy manipulation and hypnosis with strategy manipulation. This study found that reaction times and accuracy were not significantly different between those highly susceptible to hypnosis and those not susceptible, however, both groups of participants had significantly slower reaction times when hypnotized. This study shows that hypnosis slows down reaction time, and does not increase accuracy. The gap in research that this study is aiming to fill is the relationship between the stroop effect and time, accuracy, and confidence self-ratings. This study will have participants read both a congruent and incongruent Stroop task for both time and accuracy. After they are finished they will self-rate their confidence levels. Based on previous studies, I predict that there will be a main effect of list type, I think that the congruent list will be read faster, with better accuracy and a higher confidence level. I also predict that there will be a main effect of task type. I think that the word naming task will be read faster, with better accuracy, and a higher confidence level. I also predict that there will be an interaction effect. The

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