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This list is neither complete nor up to date. For additional software packages check the recent editions of Behavior Research Methods. My impression is that almost every editions contains at least one new software package for this same purpose.

[ Notes are copied from the respective program's WWW-site. Order is alphabetically. ]

ActiveSTIM
"... assists creation of computer based experiments for research in vision, behavioral and cognitive sciences." (October 18, 2005)
DirectRT and MediaLab
"... is the most powerful psychology software available for the Windows PC." (February 3, 2006)
DMDX
"... is a Win 32-based display system used in psychological laboratories around the world to measure reaction times to visual and auditory stimuli." (April 12, 2002)
E-Prime
"... is the revolutionary suite of applications which comprehensively fulfills your research needs." (May 23, 2005)
Inquisit
"... is the tool of choice for behavioral scientists throughout the world for creating ... experiments in cognition and perception." (February 3, 2006)
Presentation
"... is a high-precision program for stimulus delivery and experimental control for behavioral and physiological experiments." (May 23, 2005)
PsychoPy
"... to provide, for the busy scientist [...], tools to control timing and windowing and a simple set of pre-packaged stimuli and methods." (Oct 16, 2006)
Psychtoolbox
"... a free set of Matlab functions for vision research" (Oct 16, 2006)
SuperLab
"... without any doubt, the easiest way to build an experiment ..." (Oct 16, 2006)
Tscope
" ... is a C/C++ library aimed at experiment programming." (Mar, 9, 2007)
Vission Egg
"... is a powerful, flexible, and free way to produce stimuli for vision research experiments." (May 24, 2005)

Only Windows based products are listed here. See Hans Strasburger's "Software for visual psychophysics list" for a more comprehensive list of experimental control packages or the Vision Science Resources Software list for software for other operating systems.

Additional Links of Interest

A comparative implementation of two experiments
in three of the above mentioned software packages written by Dr. Christoph Stahl.
You may find the PXLab implementation of the Lexical Decision Task and the Remember-Know Memory Test in PXLab's collection of lab course experiments.