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A Modified Replication of the Semantic Priming Stroop Task: is efficient mind reading possible?

Choinski, K.C. (2019) A Modified Replication of the Semantic Priming Stroop Task: is efficient mind reading possible?

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Abstract:In the present study, the Semantic Priming Stroop Task (SPST; a variation of the original Stroop task), was put to a test because it could potentially pose a useful implicit measurement tool for research as well as diagnostic purposes. It found application only two times before and therefore needs verification. Two conditions were created to show whether the SPST works under optimal conditions or not. In a repeated-measures within-subject design, participants were therefore exposed to a picture, followed by a word. The picture-word pairs were designed to be either semantically unrelated or related, provided the participant possessed the demanded knowledge and thus made the demanded association. Participants were requested to respond to the ink color of the word as quick as possible, like in the original Stroop task. It was assumed that longer response times indicate that the demanded association was made. The validity of the conditions was tested by means of a questionnaire and the conditions were reclassified accordingly for the statistical analysis. Deviating from the prior studies, no effect was found. It was concluded that the SPST does not work in general. However, one of the prior studies observed the effect with a slightly different but more limited study design. Thus, further research could show that the SPST works under different, more limited conditions, as it presumably did before.
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/78375
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