Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
REDUCTION OF RESPONSE INTERFERENCE THROUGH VERBAL REPETITION
Version of Record online: 13 APR 2011
1968 The British Psychological Society
British Journal of Psychology
Volume 59, Issue 2, pages 147–155, May 1968
How to Cite
ELLISON, A. E. and LAMBERT, W. E. (1968), REDUCTION OF RESPONSE INTERFERENCE THROUGH VERBAL REPETITION. British Journal of Psychology, 59: 147–155. doi: 10.1111/j.2044-8295.1968.tb01127.x
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- Version of Record online: 13 APR 2011
- Manuscript received 20 December 1967
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The results of this study indicate that continuous verbal repetition of the interfering colour words on the Stroop test facilitates performance on the colour-naming task. There was no overall tendency for the groups repeating the colour words to show a decrement or increment in the meaning of the words as measured by the semantic differential scales. However, individual differences in meaning change were significantly related to time-improvement scores in colour-naming. The effect of repetition worked differently with two different forms of the Stroop card. With the regular Stroop card, an increase in rated meaning (a generation effect) was associated with the most improvement, while with a revised card, a decrease in rated meaning (a satiation effect) was associated with the most improvement in time scores. The implications of these results for theories of interference and verbal satiation are discussed.