Title


Stroop test vs Color

Problem Scenario

if before you take a stroop test, you interact with a solid color. Will this action effect your results?

Broad Question

Does interacting with a solid color effect the results of the stroop test?

Specific Question

If you interact with a solid color before taking the stroop test will it change the results?

Hypothesis

When the volunteer takes the stroop test the first time the mistakes and speed will be averadge. Then, after the volunteer places the colored goggles

over there eyes and take the test again, the mistakes will be fewer and the speed will be faster.


Graph of Hypothesis



mafi12-3 hypothosis graph.jpg

Variables

Independent Variable:

the wearing of the colored goggles

Dependent Variable:

The mistakes and speed of the stroop test.

Variables That Need To Be Controlled:

The first test that the volenteer completes that is not manipulated

Vocabulary List That Needs Explanation




Stroop test- a color-word test where for example the word RED is written in BLUE
interacting-to act one upon another


General Plan


Potential Problems And Solutions

If there is a rip or scratch in the colored goggles placed over the voulenteer's eyes, we will retake the test and replace the goggles.

Safety Or Environmental Concern

None

Experimental Design

(add the correct headings from the experimental design page before beginning)

Resources and Budget Table

Item
Number needed
Where I will get this
Cost
Stopwatch
1
mr.groves
0.00
Assistant
1
science class
0.00
Voulenteetr's
20
Kennett, home
0.00
Stroop test
4
mrs.Caputo
0.00
Paper
3
mr.Groves
0.00
Poster board
1
mr.Groves
5.00












Detailed Procedure

1. Get a vouleenteer and an assistant.
2. Hand your assistant a stopwatch.
3. Sit down and place a copy of the stroop test in front of the volunteer.
4. When your volunteer starts the stroop test, your assistant will start the time on the stopwatch.
5. At the same time you will keep track of the mistakes.
6. After the test is completed you will graph the results of the speed and mistakes of the vouleenter.
7. Make sure the room you are in for this next part has no distractions or noise.
8. Place the colored goggles on your vouleenteers eyes. make sure this is the same color you have chosen to record the mistakes.
9. Your assistant will start the timer for one minute.
10. Remove the goggles after the minute is up, and let your vouleenteer compleate the test again.
11. Keep track of the number of mistakes as your vouleenter keeps track of the time.
12. Compare the data of both tests using the time (in seconds) and mistakes.

Diagream


Photo List

Time Line

testing photographs

February 27th-March 20th

Data Table






Data Analysis

All Raw Data


Graphs




Photos


Results


Conclusion

In the end, my hypothosis was correct. When you interact with a single solid color before taking the stroop test, it in fact will change the results.

Discussion


Benefit to Community and/or Science



Background Research

John Ridley Stroop invented the stroop effect in the 1930s. He discovered that reading words sends a message to the brain. This message is difficult to suppress.When the message is combined with another message that is conflicting, like the color of the word, it interferes with the processing causing an incorrect or delayed response. In short, Stroop effect is a demonstration of interference in the reaction time of a task.

References
www.pbs.org

Abstract