Experiment : Stroop 's Stroop Effect

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IB Psychology SL
Internal Assessment
May 2017
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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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