Thomas Harriot College of Arts & Sciences

Department of Psychology

Dr. Lori Curtindale
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Lori Curtindale, PhD
Assisstant Professor

Office: Rawl 216
Phone: 252-737-4957
Fax: 252-328-6283

Mailing Address:

104 Rawl Building
Department of Psychology
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858-4353


PhD, Developmental Psychology, University of Kansas (2013)
MA, Cognitive Psychology, Bowling Green State University (2007)
BA, Psychology, Otterbein University (2004)

Research Interests: Dr. Curtindale utilizes behavioral (e.g., look duration) and physiological (e.g., heart rate) measures to examine cognitive development in infancy and childhood. Specifically, her research is focused on three areas: (1) identifying the environmental conditions and interactions that most effectively capture attention and enhance learning, (2) understanding individual differences in attention and learning as they relate to cognitive developmental outcomes, and (3) investigating the relationship between temporal stimulus properties and attention.

Selected publications in peer refereed journals:

Curtindale, L.M., Laurie-Rose, C, &Bennett-Murphy, L. (2007). Sensory modality, temperament, and the development of sustained attention: A vigilance study in children and adults. Developmental Psychology, 43, 576-589.

Laurie-Rose, C., Bennett-Murphy, L., Curtindale, L.M., Granger, A.L., &Walker, H. B. (2005). Equating tasks and sustaining attention in children and adults: The methodological and theoretical utility of d' matching. Perception and Psychophysics, 67, 25-263.