Do the Stroop

The Stroop test helps diagnose executive function disorders when used in conjunction with other tests. Reading color words and identifying colors seem like basic skills, but the Stroop test may show otherwise. Scholars work with a partner to complete the Stroop test out loud. Then they analyze hypothetical testing to synthesize their knowledge.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Discuss if the challenge would be easier or more difficult if you reduced the number of colors
  • Test the average time to complete each task and graph the data
Classroom Considerations
  • All papers must print in color or the entire experiment won't work
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  • Doing the experiment out loud leads to laughter and happy learners
  • Doesn't require a large amount of class time
  • Materials last for multiple years and store easily
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