Date Thesis Awarded
Honors Thesis -- Open Access
Bachelors of Science (BS)
The present study seeks to examine the role of interference control in solving the Cognitive Reflection Test (Frederick, 2005). Participants were given the CRT, CRT-2, and completed a novel adaptation of the Stop-Signal Task called the Change-Signal Task. The Change-Signal Task is similar to a stop-signal paradigm except that the participant must switch their response when a change-signal is present in the Change-Signal Task instead of withholding a response. This study found that interference control as assessed by the Change-Signal Task was important for determining performance on the CRT-2 but not for the CRT. Implications of these findings and interpretations are discussed before suggestions for further research.
Keywords: Cognitive reflection test, dual-process theory, response inhibition, interference control, Stop-Signal Task
Lowrie, Matthew, "Do You Salt Your Soup: Investigating the Effect of Interference Control on the Cognitive Reflection Test" (2022). Undergraduate Honors Theses. William & Mary. Paper 1780.