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Do factors like language or word length have effects on the results of a lateralized emotional Stroop task?

Janus, Sarah (2010) Do factors like language or word length have effects on the results of a lateralized emotional Stroop task?

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Abstract:Can we find support for either the right hemisphere or the valence hypothesis using only a lateralized emotional Stroop task? If so, what are the effects of language and word length on our results? In the present study I want to find support for either the right hemisphere or the valence hypothesis. Therefore, an emotional Stroop experiment was used. During an emotional Stroop task, emotional and neutral words are presented in different colors. The participant has to respond to the colors. Via the reaction times one can conclude about how people process emotions. Aspects of two former studies were replicated in the present study. The words in this study have already been used in those studies. Furthermore, the present study had an additional factor. Both German and Dutch students participated in the experiment. A univariate repeated measures analyses was run on the data. No significant differences were found. The reaction times did not differ neither between emotional versus neutral words nor between the German-Dutch condition.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/59877
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