Stroop Color and Word Test Normative Update

The classic, well-researched, efficient assessment of executive functions, inhibition and processing speed, for clinical trials research and clinical use for assessment of cognitive and neuropsychological impairments due to age, traumatic brain injury, and neurodegenerative disorders with updated normative scores, clarified administration procedures, and computerized scoring.

Item Product Price QTY
30250 Stroop Color & Word Test Normative Update, Adult Kit $150.00
30250A Stroop Normative Update Test Booklet, Adult, Pk/25 $85.00
30250M Stroop Color & Word Test Normative Update Adult, Manual $75.00
30250P Stroop Normative Update, Adult, Computerized Scoring $100.00
30249 Stroop Color & Word Test Normative Update, Children's Kit $150.00
30249A Stroop Normative Update Test Booklet, Children, Pk/25 $85.00
30249M Stroop Color & Word Test Normative Update, Children, Manual $75.00
30249P Stroop Normative Update, Children, Computerized Scoring $100.00

For use in:Stroop Stimulus Sample

  • Clinical trials
  • Screening
  • Research
  • Longitudinal research
  • Disability evaluation
  • Imaging stimulus


  • Dementia evaluation
  • TBI
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Emotional Disorders
  • Impulsivity
  • ADHD
  • Medication response
  • Geriatric evaluation

The Stroop Normative Update Contains:

  • Updated normative data
  • More accurate norms tables
  • Enhanced and clarifi ed instructions for administration with research protocol script
  • Expanded psychometric data, using modern analytic techniques
  • Updated research literature review

Updated Stroop Scoring Application

Stroop Scoring App Home Page Sample

  • Web-based application
  • Seamlessly convert raw scores to standardized
  • Plots help visualize performance
  • Dynamic narrative reporting
  • Multiple report formats
  • Client management system
  • Research format to convert multiple records

Updated Research

  • Fairness across demographic groups
  • Updated predictive models
  • More accurate standardized scores
  • Dimension analysis of test
  • Accurate reliability statistics
  • Accurate practice effects guidance
  • Concurrent validity update

Efficiently assess executive functions

Charles Golden, Ph.D., Shawna Freshwater, Ph.D., Brian Syzdek, Psy.D., & Erica Ailes, Psy.D.
CHILDREN’S VERSION (30249) Charles Golden, Ph.D., Shawna Freshwater, Ph.D., Zarabeth Golden, Ph.D., & Brian Syzdek, Psy.D.
Age Range Adult Version–15+ years
  Children's Version–5-14 years
Time 5 minutes, individual administration


Stroop Administration with Models
The Stroop Color and Word Test aids in diagnosis of brain dysfunction and the evaluation of stress, executive functions, and cognitive abilities. The Stroop phenomenon is useful in the identification of a number of significant disorders, and has been recommended as a test for ADD/ADHD, dementia, traumatic brain injury, and to ascertain the degree of independence likely to be achieved by individuals with frontal lobe disorders. The cognitive dimension tapped by Stroop is associated with cognitive flexibility, resistance to interference from outside stimuli, creativity and psychopathology-all of which influence the individual's ability to cope with cognitive stress, and process complex output. Since it requires only five minutes to administer, the Stroop Color and Word Test is an exceptionally useful screening instrument, which may be used alone, or as part of a larger screening battery. The Stroop is used extensively in research, particularly in clinical trials, as a well-research instrument sensitive to comparing changes in functioning between experimental and control groups.


  • Updated normative data
  • More accurate norms tables
  • Enhanced and clarified instructions for administration with research protocol script
  • Expanded psychometric data, using modern analytic techniques
  • Updated research literature review


Each Stroop Test Booklet consists of three basic parts: Word Page-the names of color printed in black ink; Color Page-semantically meaningless symbols (X) printed in colored ink, and Color-Word Page-comprised of the words from the first page, printed in the colors from the second page, with the restriction that the word and color do not match.

The task is to look at each sheet, and move down the columns, reading words or naming the ink colors, as quickly as possible, within a given time limit. The test yields three scores, and Interference, based on the number of items completed.

Two Versions Available

Developed in response to the demand for a Stroop Test specifically normed, and interpreted for children, these new materials detail administration, scoring and interpretive strategies for these younger clients.

Interpretation of a child's score is more difficult than an adult's, as it is affected by developmental trends, possible learning disabilities, attention problems, emotional problems and overall maturity. This Children's Version of the Stroop has been designed to avoid measurement issues that exist in attempting to apply the scoring approach of the adult Stroop to children's data. Interpretive strategies also differ between younger (ages 5-10) and older children (ages 11-14), and are presented separately in the Children's Manual.

Scoring, interpretation strategies and literature have been updated for both versions of the Stroop. Both manuals include new norms for their respective populations. The Children's Version uses T-scores, derived from means and standard deviation, by age. The Adult T-scores are tabled, based on multiple regression equations, utilizing education and age.

Two versions of the Stroop Color and Word Test are available—Adult (ages 15+ [30250]) and Children’s (ages 5-14 [30249]) version. The Kit for each version contains a Manual and Record Forms (packets of 25). Thus, if ordering for the first time, users are advised to get a kit and subsequently re-order Record Forms, as needed.

Stroop Color and Word Test Research

Cassimjee, N., & Motswai, P. K. (2017). Neuropsychological profiles of adults and older adults with HIV. South African Journal of Psychology, 47(1), 35-45.

  • Stroop Color and Word Test used to identify characteristics of elderly with HIV

Homack, S., & Riccio, C. A. (2004). A meta-analysis of the sensitivity and specificity of the Stroop Color and Word Test with children. Archives of clinical neuropsychology : the official journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists19(6), 725–743.

Mora, E., Portella, M. J., Forcada, I., Vieta, E., & Mur, M. (2016). A preliminary longitudinal study on the cognitive and functional outcome of bipolar excellent lithium responders. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 71, 25-32.

  • Use of Stroop to evaluate effects of lithium on those with Bipolar Disorder

Salas-Gomez, D., Fernandez-Gorgojo, M., Pozueta, A., Diaz-Ceballos, I., Lamarain, M., Perez, C., & Sanchez-Juan, P. (2016). Binge drinking in young university students is associated with alterations in executive functions related to their starting age. PLoS One, 11(11)

  • Use of Stroop to examine effects of binge drinking in university students

Wu, Z., Bralten, J., Cao, Q., Hoogman, M., Zwiers, M. P., An, L., . . . Wang, Y. (2017). White matter microstructural alterations in children with ADHD: Categorical and dimensional perspectives. Neuropsychopharmacology, 42(2), 572-580.

  • Stroop Color and Word Test used to identify children with ADHD

Yu, Y., Zhao, W., Li, S., & Yin, C. (2017). MRI-based comparative study of different mild cognitive impairment subtypes: Protocol for an observational case-control study. BMJ Open, 7(3)

  • Stroop Color and Word Test used in research using MRI to evaluate those with cognitive impairment

Zouraraki, C., Tsaousis, I., Karamaouna, P., Karagiannopoulou, L., Roussos, P., Bitsios, P., & Giakoumaki, S. G. (2016). Associations of differential schizotypal dimensions with executive working memory: A moderated-mediation analysis. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 71, 39-48.

  • Use of Stroop with those with Schizotypal Disorder

New web-based scoring application provides scaled scores and dynamic interpretive reports