Stroop test to print

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Print the Stroop test

A free Stroop test to print, with a list of color names to read aloud. In part 3 of the test, you have to name the color used for each of the words in the list regardless of the word itself (which represents a color name).

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Principle of Stroop Test

In psychology, the Stroop effect indicates the interference observed between a main task and an interfering cognitive process.

For example, the interference is what happens when you have to name a color (main task) used for write a word, and when the word itself is the name of another color; this interference is caused by a mental process of automatic reading.

This interference is manifested by a longer reaction time when asked for name the color in which is written a word while the color which it indicates is different (for example, the green word written in red) compared with a situation where the word and the color correspond (the yellow word written in yellow).

The reading (which consists above all in word recognition) would be made in the occipito-parietal area of the brain (whereas naming the color calls on the frontal lobe).

The name of this effect comes from the name of the one who discovered it, the psychologist John Ridley Stroop.



Conduct of the Stroop test

This test is divided into 3 separate parts of 45 seconds each:

First test (45 seconds):

  • Card A : 50 color names written in black and white
  • Read the words by following lines, and this as quickly as possible
  • When you reach the end of the page, start again from the beginning.


Second test (45 seconds):

  • Card C : 50 colored rectangles
  • Name the color of rectangles by following lines, and this as quickly as possible
  • When you reach the end of the page, start again from the beginning.


Third test (45 seconds):

  • Card B : 50 color names written in a color different from the color name
  • Line by line, name the color of each word (not what theword says) and this as quickly as possible.
  • When you reach the end of the page, start again from the beginning.


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