Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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MacLeod, C. M. 2010. Stroop Effect. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Since psychology's earliest days, we have known that it takes considerably more time to name objects or their properties than to read the corresponding words. Cattell (1886) demonstrated this difference in his dissertation: Saying “horse” to a picture of a horse or “blue” to a blue color patch took more time than did reading the word horse or blue aloud. Cattell attributed this difference to the automaticity of word reading that is developed through extensive practice.
- brain imaging;
- connectionist modeling;