Experiment : Stroop 's Stroop Effect

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IB Psychology SL Internal Assessment May 2017 Word Count: Stroop Effect Abstract The aim of this experiment was to replicate the experiment Stroop (1935). This study was the basis of the Stroop effect, which says that common tasks such as identifying a color can be interfered by automated processes, such as reading. TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction Method Design Participants Materials Procedure Results Description of results Discussion References and Bibliography Appendices Introduction f Aim: METHOD DESIGN The experimental conditions were whether the name of the color read and the font color of the word read matched or did not match. DOES THIS SOUND OKAY The control conditions were the group of participants, the number of words read, and the environment in which the task was performed. These conditions were controlled to ensure that any variation in the times taken to perform the tasks of reciting the lists was caused by the difference in color and word which was written. The experimental design chosen was repeated measures. The advantages of using this design are the reduced differences in participants such as levels of intelligence. The disadvantages are the possibility of order effects in participants, such as the practice effect or the fatigue effect. In effort to reduce order effects, half of
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