I have to design a study focusing around the stroop task. If you don't know this is when colours of words mismatch the work meaning.
Gotta say I've done about this so much and it bores me to death. Does anyone have an idea for a variation of the original experiment. Some examples given by tutor were the same idea with body parts (photo of foot with arm written on it) and naming odd coloured vegetables. *Yawn*
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Stroop task study watch
- Thread Starter
- 22-01-2014 15:31
- 23-01-2014 11:55
I haven't done a literature search so I don't know if these have been done before, but you could try...
1) Changing one letter to the congruent colour
2) Incorrect spelling/anagrams
3) Distractor task, like having to press an arrow corresponding to where the word shows up on the screen (top, bottom, etc) or having to continuously count in between reading aloud the word colour. I'm guessing that performance wouldn't be as good as usual but it'd be interesting to see how we'd handle something like the stroop task when cognitively overloaded
4) Dyslexic participants - this group might perform better than controls?
5) Pre-task training: get participants to practice doing either the stroop task or a reading task maybe 5 or so times before recording results
6) Numbers: have large numbers made up of smaller numbers, like the letter '1' made up of smaller '3's...or something along those lines
As mentioned, I don't know if any of those ideas have been done before (which is the trouble with an area that's been done to death) but hopefully this helps in some way!