Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
The Stroop effect and subliminal perception are two phenomena which have been studied for years. However, the potential relation between the two has not been conclusively explored. This experiment was designed to demonstrate that a relationship between the two may exist. The procedure consisted of subliminally presenting the name of a color written in black letters simultaneously with a colored stimulus. The supraliminal colored stimulus and subliminal word stimulus were presented on a screen by use of a projector and a tachistoscope (t-scope) respectively. It was hypothesized that subliminal perception would create interference on the projected Stroop Test simulating a Stroop effect. Statistical analysis of the data showed a significant increase in reaction times on the projected Stroop test indicating a possible subliminal interference. No correlation was found between the percent increases in reaction times between the paper test and the projected test.
BF1 .M63 v. 1 no. 1 1992
Harvey, Sandra; Keathley, Shannon; Muniz, Delinda; and Tidmore, Ginger
"Subliminal perception and the Stroop effect,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 1
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol1/iss1/7