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Task-Switching Costs, Stroop-Costs, and Executive Control: A Correlational Study

Ward, Geoff and Roberts, Maxwell J and Phillips, Louise H (2001) 'Task-Switching Costs, Stroop-Costs, and Executive Control: A Correlational Study.' The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology Section A, 54 (2). pp. 491-511. ISSN 0272-4987

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Abstract

<jats:p> Three correlational studies investigated the relationship between the time costs associated with Stroop stimuli (Stroop-costs) with the time costs associated with task-switching (switch-costs) obtained from colour-word stimuli and digit stimuli. In all studies, large and significant positive correlations were found between different measures of switch-costs. However, only small (and sometimes non-significant) correlations were obtained between the different measures of Stroop-costs and between measures of Stroop-costs and measures of switch-costs. The results are taken as evidence for the existence of some common or shared specialized mechanisms involved in taskswitching, which are different from those used to overcome Stroop interference. </jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Humans; Cognition; Attention; Reaction Time; Adolescent; Adult
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2015 15:33
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 00:31
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/13045

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