Printable Stroop effect game (pdf)

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Print the Stroop game

A printable game in 3 parts to observe the Stroop effect. You will see that, in the part of the game with colored words, it's not easy to go quickly without making mistakes!

Here are the 3 parts of the game:

  • Part 1 (Card A): black words
  • Part 2 (Card B): colored rectangles
  • Part 3 (card C): colored words

Find the purpose of the game below.

Print the game (PDF format)

Purpose of the Stroop effect game

This game will allow you to observe an interesting phenomenon called the Stroop effect. It's an interference between a main task and an interfering cognitive process. Here the main task consists of naming the colour in which a word is written, whereas the word itself is the name of another colour, the interference is thus caused by a mental process of automatic reading. For example, if there is the word "BLUE" written in red, you will see that your reaction time is longer than in the case of the word "BLUE" written in blue, it is also common to make mistakes because we are strongly influenced by the automatic reading process.

Print the PDF above, and follow the instructions. We advise you to be assisted by someone close to you whose role will be to manage the stopwatch and to count your correct answers.

You can also play the online version of the Stroop effect.

Part (card A): black words

  • Card A : 50 color names written in black
  • Duration: 45 seconds
  • There is no interference in this part of the game: reading process only.
  • Read the words by following the lines, and this as quickly as possible
  • When you reach the end of the page, start again from the beginning
  • Count the number of correct answers obtained during the 45 seconds.


Part 2 (card C): colored rectangles

  • Card C : 50 colored rectangles
  • Duration: 45 seconds
  • There is no interference in this part of the game: only a colour recognition process
  • Name the colour of the rectangles by following the lines, and this as quickly as possible
  • When you reach the end of the page, start again from the beginning
  • Count the number of correct answers obtained during the 45 seconds.


Part 3 (card B): colored words

  • Card B : 50 color names written in a color different from the color name
  • Duration: 45 seconds
  • This is the part of the game where interference occurs.
  • By following the lines, name the color of each word (not what the word says) and this as quickly as possible.
  • When you reach the end of the page, start again from the beginning
  • Count the number of correct answers obtained during the 45 seconds

Results of the game

At the end of the 3 parts of the game, compare the results obtained in Parts 1 and 2 with those in Part 3. Most of the time, you will find that:

  • The number of answers given in part 3 is lower than in part 1 or 2.
  • Errors made in part 3 are more numerous
  • You were slower to give your answers in part 3

Do not hesitate to repeat the last part of the game and try to improve your results.

ONLINE VERSION OF THE STROOP EFFECT GAME

Memozor offers you an online and free version to observe the Stroop effect!
You have the choice between 2 types of game: the quick game with only the part with colored words or the full game in 3 parts.

PLAY THE STROOP GAME
Author: Emmanuelle ROUGER   /   Published by Memozor
Last modified on 29 September 2020  /   Read 2165 times
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