Robert E. Valett

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Robert E. Valett
BornNovember 22, 1927
DiedNovember 14, 2008
EducationMA, Ed.D
Alma mater University of Iowa George Williams College
OccupationPsychologist, author
Notable work
Spiritual Guides to Holistic Health and Happiness
Spouse(s)Shirley Bellman

Robert E. Valett (November 22, 1927 – November 14, 2008) was an American psychology professor who wrote more than 20 books primarily focused on educational psychology. He earned the distinguished psychologist award from the San Joaquin Psychological Association [1] and was a president of the California Association of School Psychologists. [2]


Early life and education

Robert Edward Valett was born in Clinton, Iowa on November 22, 1927. His father, Edward John Valett, worked for the railroad as a pipe fitter and his mother, Myrtle (née Peterson), was a saleswoman. Valett attended Clinton High School while also achieving the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. [3] During World War 2, he served in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps. He then did his undergraduate work at the University of Iowa and George Williams College. Valett went on to earn an MA from the University of Chicago (1951 [4] ) and an (Ed.D.) in educational psychology from the University of California in Los Angeles. [5]


Valett was a professor of psychology at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, Ca., and the University of Canterbury in New Zealand and taught psychology from 1970 to 1992 at California State University, Fresno where he was named Professor Emeritus. He authored several books on learning disabilities, child development, dyslexia and attention disorders/hyperactivity. He received the distinguished psychologist award from the San Joaquin Psychological Association in 1982 and served as president of the California Association of School Psychologists from 1971 to 1972. [1] [6]

Personal life

In 1950, Valett married Shirley Bellman with whom he had 5 children. He died on November 14, 2008, in Fresno, California. [2]


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