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dc.contributor.advisor Schnur, Tatiana T.
dc.creatorGeng, Jingyi
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-25T02:05:58Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-25T02:05:58Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/62072
dc.description.abstract The color naming (Stroop) and picture-word interference (PWI) paradigms play a pivotal role in theorizing about cognitive processes in general, and language production in particular. Despite their assumed similarities, there exist discrepancies. In this study, I compared the effect of distractor word frequency between Stroop and PWI paradigms (in PWI picture naming is faster for high frequency than low frequency word distractors; Miozzo & Caramazza, 2003). In five experiments, I confirm the presence of DFE in both Stroop and PWI paradigms when the naming latencies are longer but the absence of DFE in both paradigms when the naming latencies are shorter and found that when naming latencies are fast, the distractor words are most likely processed to the phonological level by the time targets are named in both paradigms in the last experiment. Thus, my results are consistent with the assumption that the two paradigms operate in the same manner.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectCognitive psychology
dc.title The distractor frequency effect in Stroop and picture-word interference paradigms
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Psychology
thesis.degree.discipline Social Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts
dc.identifier.citation Geng, Jingyi. "The distractor frequency effect in Stroop and picture-word interference paradigms." (2010) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/62072.


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