Facilitating goal-oriented behaviour in the Stroop task: when executive control Is influenced by automatic processing

Parris, Benjamin A. and Bate, Sarah and Brown, Scott D. and Hodgson, Timothy L. (2012) Facilitating goal-oriented behaviour in the Stroop task: when executive control Is influenced by automatic processing. PLoS ONE, 7 (10). ISSN 1932-6203

Full content URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0046994

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Abstract

A portion of Stroop interference is thought to arise from a failure to maintain goal-oriented behaviour (or goal neglect). The aim of the present study was to investigate whether goal- relevant primes could enhance goal maintenance and reduce the Stroop interference effect. Here it is shown that primes related to the goal of responding quickly in the Stroop task (e.g. fast, quick, hurry) substantially reduced Stroop interference by reducing reaction times to incongruent trials but increasing reaction times to congruent and neutral trials. No effects of the primes were observed on errors. The effects on incongruent, congruent and neutral trials are explained in terms of the influence of the primes on goal maintenance. The results show that goal priming can facilitate goal-oriented behaviour and indicate that automatic processing can modulate executive control. © 2012 Parris et al.

Keywords:adult, analytical error, article, automation, controlled study, executive function, female, human, human experiment, male, motivation, neuromodulation, normal human, reaction time, repetition priming, Stroop test, Behavior, Goals, Humans, Stroop Test, Young Adult
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C800 Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C850 Cognitive Psychology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
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Deposited On:12 Jul 2013 11:06

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