Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, ( ISI ), Volume (19), No (5), Year (2011-5) , Pages (371-377)

Title : ( A Combi-Stroop Test for Measuring Food-Related Attentional Bias )

Authors: Javad Salehi Fadardi , Masoud Moghaddaszadeh Bazzaz ,

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There are methodological complexities with the supraliminal–lexical versions of the modified versions of the Stroop tests that could be responsible for inconsistencies across the literature (Field & Cox, 2008). We tested whether a combination of subliminal–pictorial and classic Stroop tests can differentiate between dieters’ and nondieters’ food attentional bias (FAB). Participants were dieters (n  30) and nondieters (n  32) who were tested 3 hr after having a meal. Each picture from among 24 high-calorie and 24 low-calorie food pictures was presented for 32 ms before the appearance of a congruent or an incongruent color word, in response to which participants were required to manually report, via a tagged keyboard, the correct color of the word as quickly and accurately as possible. Color-naming latencies and interference scores were calculated. Dieters showed the highest reaction times to incongruent color words following high-calorie food pictures; overall, dieters showed significantly higher FABs than nondieters. The Combi-Stroop test has differential validity. Moreover, findings suggest that FAB can result from early allocation of dieters’ attention to food-related stimuli.


, attentional bias, diet, obesity, overweight, emotional Stroop test, subliminal,
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author = {Salehi Fadardi, Javad and Masoud Moghaddaszadeh Bazzaz},
title = {A Combi-Stroop Test for Measuring Food-Related Attentional Bias},
journal = {Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology},
year = {2011},
volume = {19},
number = {5},
month = {May},
issn = {1064-1297},
pages = {371--377},
numpages = {6},
keywords = {attentional bias; diet; obesity; overweight; emotional Stroop test; subliminal; supraliminal},


%0 Journal Article
%T A Combi-Stroop Test for Measuring Food-Related Attentional Bias
%A Salehi Fadardi, Javad
%A Masoud Moghaddaszadeh Bazzaz
%J Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology
%@ 1064-1297
%D 2011