Stroop tasks reveal abnormal selective attention among psychopathic offenders.

@article{Hiatt2004StroopTR,
  title={Stroop tasks reveal abnormal selective attention among psychopathic offenders.},
  author={Kristina D. Hiatt and William Schmitt and Joseph P. Newman},
  journal={Neuropsychology},
  year={2004},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={50-9}
}
Selective attention among offenders with psychopathy was investigated using 3 Stroop paradigms: a standard color-word (CW) Stroop, a picture-word (PW) Stroop, and a color-word Stroop in which the word and color were spatially separated (separated CW). Consistent with "overselective" attention, offenders with psychopathy displayed reduced Stroop interference on the separated CW and PW tasks relative to offenders who were not psychopathic. However, offenders with psychopathy displayed normal… CONTINUE READING