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Stroop Effect

  • By: Colin M. MacLeod
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

The Stroop effect (also called Stroop interference) is the phenomenon in which people are slow and error prone in naming the print colors of incompatible color words (e.g., when seeing the word yellow printed in red ink, people are to say “red”). Have you ...