Effects of taboo words on color-naming performance on a stroop test.

Department of Social Psychology, University of Zürich, Switzerland.
Perceptual and Motor Skills (Impact Factor: 0.66). 01/1996; 81(3 Pt 2):1119-22. DOI: 10.2466/pms.1995.81.3f.1119
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ABSTRACT The effect of irrelevant taboo and control words on performance on the Stroop task was examined. The mean response time for taboo words was higher than that for control words. Single stimulus presentation made it possible to estimate internal consistency for interference of taboo words, which was acceptable (Cronbach alpha = .80).

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