Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceHomework Help · 1 decade ago


I am in an advanced science and math program outside of my high school, and we're required to submit a project into the ISEF fair. I'm completing one on the Stroop Effect and how different age groups are affected by it. Could anyone please give me some advice on where to start?

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  • 1 decade ago
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  • 1 decade ago

    Awesome project. I did something like it, but it was more complex, about four years ago.

    (you will need to buy the article from this website to read it)

    (I highly recommend this one. its free and it has a bit more than half a page just on age differences and the stroop effect. It is however, 17 years old if you can only get info from very recent sources. Read it anyway though)

    (this one is by far the best of the three. The entire article is basically your project)

    Good luck on your project and have fun

  • 1 decade ago

    Dictionary of Psychology

    Stroop effect n. Delay and disruption in naming the colours of words printed in non-matching coloured ink, as when the word red is printed in blue ink, the word blue in green ink, and so on. To perform the task it is necessary to ignore the meanings of the printed words and to respond only to the colours in which they are printed, but with experienced adult readers automatic processing tends to occur, causing interference in the processing of information and a significant (approximately 75 per cent) increase in the time required to name the colours, compared with the time taken to name the colours of meaningless strings of letters, and the effect cannot be suppressed voluntarily. The delay and disruption occur when naming the colours, but not when reading the words. This phenomenon provides a remarkable example of knowledge acting as a handicap: a person who could not read the words, through illiteracy or lack of knowledge of the language, for example, would not be slowed down. A commercial test of neuropsychological functioning based on this phenomenon is called the Stroop Neuropsychological Screening Test (SNST). A simple demonstration of it can be constructed with a colour printer, or even with coloured pens. Prepare a page of colour names, such as red, green, blue, and black, in random order, each name printed in one of those colours at random, and then prepare another sheet, identical apart from the fact that the colour names are changed to nonsense words by moving each letter forward one place in the alphabet, so that red becomes sfe, and so on; then ask people to name all the colours in which the words are printed as quickly as possible, and compare the average times for the two sheets.[Named after the US psychologist J(ohn) Ridley Stroop (1897–1973) who first reported the effect in the Journal of Experimental Psychology in 1935]

    Hope this helps you. :]

  • 1 decade ago

    Read science magazines or online sources that deal with science research. Try to learn how to conduct an experiment that incorporates surveying or polling.

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  • 1 decade ago

    get like a really slow motor and somehow make it bend something strong like a couple of paper clips put them in a model of like clay or pay doh or something and turn it on that way the paperclips will bend thus making the doh bend too

  • 1 decade ago

    apples which apple is the sweetest

  • 1 decade ago

    google it my friend.

  • 1 decade ago

    why don't you choose something less boring... and more interesting.. its been done...... alot.......

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    ^agreed :)

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