Stroop Color and Word Test, Children’s Version
The Stroop Color and Word Test, Children’s Version (2003) is designed to measure the ability to inhibit a prepotent reading response in order to engage a naming response. According to the manual, when used with children, the test can also provide information regarding the development and dominance of the reading system. This version of the Stroop paradigm uses three cards with 100 items each. On the first card, the child is asked to read a list of color words (e.g., red and green) printed in black ink. The second card contains columns of nonword stimuli (XXXX) printed in different colors, and the child is asked to name the color of each stimulus. On the final card, color words are printed in colors different from the word (e.g., blue printed in green ink), and the child is required to name the color rather than read the word. In each part, the child is given 45 s to read or name as many items as possible.
The manual suggests the test can be administered in group format,...
References and Reading
- Golden, C. J. (1978). Stroop Color and Word Test: A manual for clinical and experimental uses. Wood Dale: Stoelting.Google Scholar
- Golden, C. J., Freshwater, S. M., & Golden, Z. (2003). Stroop Color and Word Test, Children’s version for ages 5–14: A manual for clinical and experimental uses. Wood Dale, IL: Stoelting.Google Scholar
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