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Adult age differences in the Color Stroop Test: A comparison between an Item-by-item and a Blocked version

Published inArchives of gerontology and geriatrics, vol. 51, no. 2, p. 135-142
Publication date2010
Abstract

The Color Stroop Test is consensually considered as a task to assess the efficiency of inhibitorymechanisms. If the Stroop interference effect is largely undisputed, it is also acknowledged that the size of this effect varies as a function of various taskmanipulations, such as the task format. The aimof the present study was to compare the size of adult age-related differences in inhibition as assessed by twodifferent versions of the Color Stroop Test: a standard Blocked paper-and-pencil version and a computerized Item-by-item one. Results showed pronounced age-related differences in the interference effect in the Blocked version, but not in the Item-by-item one. These findings are discussed in terms of the characteristics of the tasks. The choice of the appropriate version with respect to clinical aims is also addressed.

Keywords
  • Cognition and aging
  • Color Stroop Test format
  • Interference
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LUDWIG, Catherine et al. Adult age differences in the Color Stroop Test: A comparison between an Item-by-item and a Blocked version. In: Archives of gerontology and geriatrics, 2010, vol. 51, n° 2, p. 135–142. doi: 10.1016/j.archger.2009.09.040
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