# the Stroop Effect exercise

Week 3 Exercise: Stroop Effect

Visit the following website and follow the directions on screen to complete the Stroop Effect Exercise. Complete the practice exercise once, then the Stroop Effect exercise once. Record your times for each. Then complete the practice exercise again, and the Stroop Effect exercise again. Again, record your times for each.

http://www.math.unt.edu/~tam/SelfTests/StroopEffects.html

Complete the worksheet on the next page and submit your completed worksheet in the Week 3 Assignment: Stroop Effect area in the Assignments link in the classroom no later than 11:55 pm EST Sunday. Be sure to make clear connections to at least two terms, concepts, or research findings from your readings or other scholarly sources to support your responses. Include any references used on a separate reference page. References should be formatted in APA format both in-text and on your reference page. Please visit the APUS Writing Center or the Purdue OWL website for examples of APA formatted references.

Please reference the rubric on the last page of this document for guidance in how your finished work will be assessed by your instructor.

Name:

Date:

Assignment Title:

Exercise Results:

______ Seconds to Complete Practice Trial 1

______ Seconds to Complete Stroop Trial 1

______ Seconds to Complete Practice Trial 2

______ Seconds to Complete Stroop Trial 2

Briefly (2-3 sentences) summarize the pattern in your results. Did you follow the expected pattern? If not, why do you think that is so?

Briefly (2-3 sentences) define, in your own words, the Stroop Effect:

Explain (3-4 sentences), in your own words the relevancy of the Stroop Effect to the understanding of sensation and perception. Provide one example in real life where the principles of the Stroop Effect may impact your processing speed/accuracy (3-4 sentences):

Week 3 Exercise: Stroop Effect Rubric

 Component Excellent Satisfactory Needs Improvement Unsatisfactory Points Earned Completed the Stroop Exercise   20 Points Possible Student completed all required trials of the exercise, clearly recording the results. Student completed at least one full set of exercise trials (1 practice, 1 Stroop) Student partially completed exercise trials. Student did not report results of completed exercise trials. Interpretation of Results   20 Points Possible Student provides an accurate, thorough description of the pattern of results, explaining how they did or did not fit the typical results. Student provides a mostly accurate description of the pattern of results, explaining how they did or did not fit the typical results. At times description lacks coherence. Student provides a marginal description of the pattern of results, explaining how they did or did not fit the typical results. Sufficient details and supporting evidence are lacking. Student does not provide a description of the pattern of results, and does not explain how they did or did not fit the typical results. Define Stroop Effect   20 Points Possible Student provides an accurate, thorough definition in his/her own words of the Stroop Effect. Student provides a mostly accurate definition in his/her own words of the Stroop Effect. At times definition lacks coherence. Student provides a marginal definition in his/her own words of the Stroop Effect or uses only the words of others to define. Student does not define in his/her own words of the Stroop Effect. Relevancy of Stroop Effect   30 Points Possible Student provides an insightful and creative discussion of the relevancy of the Stroop Effect to perception and includes a clear example of the Stroop Effect in real life. Student provides a discussion of the relevancy of the Stroop Effect to perception and includes a somewhat clear example of the Stroop Effect in real life. Student provides a discussion of the relevancy of the Stroop Effect to perception, but does not include a clear example of the Stroop Effect in real life. Student does not discuss the relevancy of the Stroop Effect to perception or include a clear example of the Stroop Effect in real life. Formatting/Writing   10 Points Possible Work is presented in a logical and coherent way. Writing is clear, articulate, and error free. Citations are composed in proper format with few or no errors. Work is grammatically sound with a few minor errors. Citations are composed in the proper format with some errors. Work contains frequent grammatical errors. Citations are inaccurate or improperly formatted. Work does not demonstrate appropriate graduate level writing. Summary Comments: Total Points: /100