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A best-case scenario of the Semantic Priming Stroop task; can specific thoughts be found?

Kienhuis, C. (2019) A best-case scenario of the Semantic Priming Stroop task; can specific thoughts be found?

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Abstract:Throughout the years in the science of Psychology, implicit methods have been created in order to study the intentions behind human behavior. Testing whether they work is however also a very important part of this process. Recently, the replicability crisis within Psychology has disconfirmed many theories that were thought to be true, implicit methods included. More often than not, the low replicability is because of the p-value and the bad implications the common practices that go with it. In this study we look at an implicit method first used by a previous study of high reputation. This method is called the Semantic Priming Stroop task and is about how associations within the mind can be found through delay within the Stroop task. It has not been tested thoroughly since the original paper and it becomes clear in this study that the method does not work at its core. We calculated with, multilevel models and credibility intervals that the found effect is practically zero as the difference between associative and non-associative stimuli is around 3ms. It can be concluded that this version of the original Stroop task is not applicable in general.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:02 science and culture in general, 77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/78653
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