Stroop effect

Core Maths can be a great way for Psychology students (and others) to keep their maths skills going after GCSE.

It can, for example, give students the opportunity to design, record and analyse experimental data. Some schools and colleges insist on students taking it along side certain A level subjects such as Biology or Psychology.

In the Stroop Effect Core Maths resource students are given sets of words and asked to design an investigation into the effect. They must decide on their own questions, method and data analysis techniques.

The Stroop effect relates to the delay in reaction time when completing a task. Experiments usually ask participant to state the colour a word is written in, such as the ones below:

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Age16-19, FE/HE
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