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John Ridley Stroop (March 21, 1897-September 1, 1973) was an American psychologist.

Stroop was born in Rutherford County, Tennessee, USA. He developed a color-word task , named after him and demonstrated the (the Stroop effect), in which there is interference in the reaction time of the task due to the interplay between visual and semantic information.

After obtaining his PhD from the George Peabody College he left psychology, ending up in Nashville, Tennessee, where he became professor of biblical studies in the David Lipscomb University.


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