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An Investigation into the Stroop Effect.
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An Investigation into the Stroop Effect
By Fiona Taylor
Stroop conducted experiments in the 1930s on interference with visual perception. He discovered that participants had difficulties naming colours when they were printed in different coloured inks.
In some lists, colour words were spelled and printed in the same ink colours (congruous).
In other lists the words and colours did not match (incongruous).
Participants in Stroop's experiments took longer to name the incongruous words. He called this the 'Stroop effect'.
To investigate the Stroop effect by conducting an experiment to time how long it takes for participants to say the colours of the words on two different lists (congruent/incongruent). To then produce evidence in the form of graphs and data analysis to support or disprove the following hypothesis.
The average mean time to complete list two (incongruous) will be greater than the average mean time to complete list one (congruous).
IV - lists of words congruent/incongruent
DV - time taken to name ink colours measured in seconds
As quantitative data (time) is being measured, the experiment should
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