College of Psychology: Faculty Articles

Title

Personality Correlates of the Stroop Color and Word Test: More Negative Results

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1975

Keywords

Cattell Personality Factor Questionnaire, Cognition, Color Perception, Personality Inventory, Psychological Tests

Publication Title

Perceptual and Motor Skills

ISSN

0031-5125

Volume

41

Issue/No.

2

Abstract

Numerous studies have investigated personality correlates of performance on the Stroop Color and Word Test. With one exception, these studies have failed to identify any significant correlates between the two variables. The present study examined this relationship by administering the Stroop Color and Word Test, Cattell's 16 PF, and the Maudsley Personality Inventory to a sample of 210 college students. Results indicated no significant correlates existed between five different measures of Stroop Color and Word Test performance and the personality scales. It was concluded that the Stroop Color and Word Test has little relationship to measures of personality and may best be understood in terms of specific cognitive processes.

DOI

10.2466/pms.1975.41.2.599

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