Shauna Slevin
Applied Psychology / Year 4

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Shauna Slevin

Shauna Slevin

Applied Psychology

Year 4

  • Project Title To Read or Not To Read
  • Course BSc [Hons] Applied Psychology
  • Year 4
  • Contact Info slevinshauna@yahoo.com

To Read or Not To Read

This project aimed to further examine the ability of social priming to reduce an automatic process.

Project Description

Goldfarb et al. (2011) researched showed that the social concept of dyslexia could lead to the creation of the automatic process of “do not read” as people with dyslexia have difficulty reading. Social concept priming tends to trigger automatic behaviour associated with the primed concept. Leading to participants getting better at the Stroop test. In this project participants reaction time and rate of error in the Stroop test where measured both before and after social priming of dyslexia.

Project Findings

Reaction time was the only aspect to reach a significant result.

Shauna Slevin
Applied Psychology / Year 4