Psychology Experiment

Running head: UNIT 4 LAB 1








The Stroop Task

Student Name

North Carolina Central University



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The Stroop Task

First you have to describe the background on what is the Stroop task…. Use all three of the references provide to help you understand, discuss and cite the previous research on this topic. This serves as the LITERATURE REVIEW section of your paper. The proper way to format the in-text citations (DeYoung, 2014; MacLeod, 1991; Stroop, 1992). Remember that the in-text citation goes inside of the period.

Make sure to state the hypothesis for this study that you will be conducting.


Describe the procedures that you followed for collecting the data. Be as detailed and specific as possible. Keep your language professional and use good grammar.


Your analyses will be discussed in this section. In this section, you will report the results of all five attempts and the mean scores. You will have your table and graph in the appendix, but this section will discuss the results in orders, referring to the table and graph. Your data visualizations cannot replace the discussion of the results, they only supplement the results section.


Now you will start to interpret the results. You will restate the purpose of the current study and summarize findings. Then you will compare the findings of the current study with previous work. Finally, you will discuss the strengths, limitations, and usefulness/relevance of the current study.




De Young, R. (2014). Using the Stroop effect to test our capacity to direct attention: A tool for navigating urgent transitions. Retrieved from

MacLeod, C. M. (1991). Half a century of research on the Stroop Effect: An integrative review. Psychological Bulletin, 109, 163-203.

Stroop, J. R. (1992). Studies of interference in serial verbal reactions. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 121(1), 15-23.



Appendix A: Results from Trials

Table 1

Stroop Effect Lab Data

Condition Congruent Average Speed Incongruent Average Speed Incongruent Minus Congruent
  Time (ms) Time (ms) Time (ms)
Take 1      
Take 2      
Take 3      
Take 4      
Take 5      



Appendix B: Graph of Results


Figure 1

Average Length of Time for Congruent and Incongruent Trials



Time (ms) Congruent Incongruent Incongruent – Congruent 846 1203 357 #REF! Congruent Incongruent Incongruent – Congruent 1





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