Stroop Colour and Word Test

Stroop Colour and Word Test

Charles Golden, Ph.D.

Age Range: 15 to 90 years
Administration Time: 5 Minutes (Timed)
Administration Type: Individually-completed
Qualification Level: C

The Stroop Colour and Word Test was designed to differentiate between individuals who are nonbrain damaged and individuals with brain damage. This brief five minute test is applicable for those between the ages of 15 and 90. This test remains a standard measure in neuropsychological assessment. It assesses cognitive processing and provides valuable diagnostic information on brain dysfunction, cognition, and psychopathology.

The Stroop Colour and Word Test is based on the observation that individuals can read words much faster than they can identify and name colours. Whether the test is used as a screener or as part of a general battery, its quick and easy administration, validity, and reliability make it a highly useful instrument.

How to Use the Assessment
The Stroop Colour and Word Test consists of a Word Page with colour words printed in black ink, a Colour Page with ‘Xs’ printed in colour, and a colour-Word Page with words from the first page printed in colours from the second page (the colour and the word do not match). The respondent goes down each sheet reading words or naming the ink colours as quickly as possible within a time limit. The test yields three scores based on the number of items completed on each of the three stimulus sheets. An Interference score, which is useful in determining the individual’s cognitive flexibility, creativity, and reaction to cognitive pressures also can be calculated. A stopwatch is required to administer each test.

Scales & Forms
• Cognitive Processing
• Brain Dysfunction
• Cognition


Reference Name Price VAT applicable
301490 Stroop Colour & Word Test Kit, Children
Manual, and Stroop Test Pages-25 sets of 3 pages
£90.00 No
30149M Stroop Examiners Manual-Children £40.00 No
30150A Stroop Test Booklets Adults (25/pkg) £60.00 No
301500 Stroop Colour & Word Test Kit, Adult
Examiner’s Manual (2002) and Stroop Test Pages-25
sets of 3 pages
£90.00 No
30150M Stroop Examiners Manual-Adult £40.00 No
30149A Stroop Test Pages, Children (25/pg) £60.00 No