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Stroop Effect

Abstract Automaticity, both reading and response, response competition, translation models, and the imbalance/uncertainty model of the Stroop effect were investigated. Two participants received four weeks of key press practice using standard Stroop stimuli. Tests of RT to standard Stroop, Single colored letter, and Stroop dilution stimuli were conducted before and after each week of practice using both key press and vocal responding. After the final practice they also were tested on reverse Stroop stimuli. The results support response competition and partially support response automaticity, Sugg and McDonald’s (1994) translation model, and the imbalance/uncertainty model and fail to support the mental set hypothesis of Besner, Stolz, and Boutilier (1997). The Stroop effect is the interference of words with indicating the color…