The Stroop Color and Word Test was designed to differentiate between individuals who are non-brain 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 Color and Word Test is based on the observation that individuals can read words much faster than they can identify and name colors. 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.