Coloring Single Stroop Elements: Reducing Automaticity or Slowing Color Processing?

  title={Coloring Single Stroop Elements: Reducing Automaticity or Slowing Color Processing?},
  author={John S. Monahan},
  journal={The Journal of General Psychology},
  pages={112 - 98}
  • J. S. Monahan
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Journal of General Psychology
Abstract Automaticity theory and the effect of coloring a single element were tested with all or only 1 element colored in Stroop tasks. The 312 participants in 5 experiments indicated stimulus presentation color by key press. Experiments 1 and 2 replicated those of D. Besner, J. A. Stoltz, and C. Boutilier (1997) with some changes, and revealed similar results: less Stroop interference with only 1 letter colored. Besner et al. (1997) interpreted the results as indicating that coloring a single… Expand
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