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Paul Valliant

Paul Valliant

A-229, Arts Building


My HBA degree in psychology was completed at Laurentian University in 1974.  I decided to undertake my M.A. degree at Lakehead University because of their renowned faculty members.  After completing my degree in 1976 at Lakehead, I commenced my Ph.D. at the University of Windsor. Having a strong background from two excellent Northern Ontario Universities easily allowed me to complete my PhD in 1978. I commenced teaching at St. Mary's Univeristy in Halifax on a sabbatical replacement position. Then I relocated to Bishops University for a one-year contractual position. I learned of a Forensic Psychology Position opening at the North Bay Psychiatric Hospital and accepted employment in 1980. While at this institution I assisted in developing the Forensic Evaluation Unit. In 1981, I was asked to apply for a position at Laurentian University. This contract involved teaching, research, and working part-time as a Clinical Psychologist at Cecil Facer School. When my contract with Cecil Facer ended, I accepted full time employment in the Psychology department at Laurentian. My research specialties include Aging, Forensic Issues, and Sports Psychology.


  • HBA - Laurentian 1974
  • MA- Lakehead - 1976
  • Ph.D. Windsor - 1978

Academic Appointments

Full Professor 

·        Accredited to the Faculty of Graduate Studies in the following programs:

  •  Multidisciplinary Health
  •  Applied Psychology

On The Web




       Valliant,P.M., Aelick, C.,  Sinclair, A., Caswell, J., (2018) Positive Aging a Two-Way Street:    
       Healthy Lifestyle and Attitudes of Others, OBM Geriatrics, doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.1804015 

Morrisseau, N.R., Caswell, J.M., Sinclair, A., & Valliant, P.M. (2017).  Indigenous peoples’ attitudes toward their elders          and associated personality correlates.  Sage Open, January-March 1-5.

Mansfield-Green, S., Morrisseau, N.-R., Valliant, P.M., & Caswell, J. (2015).  Undergraduate student attitudes toward and    personality correlated in relation to older adults.  Social Behavior and Personality, 43(10), 1741-1748.

Gould, D.D., Watson, S.L., Price, S.R., & Valliant, P.M. (2013).  The relationship between burnout and coping in adult and young offender center correctional officers: An exploratory investigation.  Psychological Services, 10, 37-47.

Valliant, P.M., & Clark, L. (2009).  An evaluation of adolescent nonassaultive, assaultive, and sexually assaultive adolescents at pretrial sentencing: A comparison on cognition, personality, aggression, and criminal sentiments. Psychological Reports, 105(3), 1077-1091.

Greenfield, R., & Valliant, P. M. (2007).  Moral reasoning, executive function, and personality in violent and non-violent offenders.  Psychological Reports, 101, 323-333.

     Valliant, P.M., deWit, M., & Bowes, R. (2004).  Personality correlates of domestic violent offenders. Psychological                     Reports, 94, 1180-1184.

Valliant, P.M., Freeston, A., Pottier, D., & Kosmyna, R. (2003)  Personality and executive functioning as risk factors in recidivists.  Psychological Reports, 92, 299-306.

Bergeron, T., & Valliant, P.M. (2001).  Executive function and personality in adolescent and adult offenders versus non-offenders.  Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 33(3), 27-45.

Valliant, P.M., Gauthier, T., Pottier, D., & Kosmyna, R. (2000).  Moral reasoning, interpersonal skills, and cognition of rapists, child molesters, and incest offenders.  Psychological Reports, 86, 67-75.

Valliant, P.M., Gristey, C., Pottier, D., & Kosmyna (1999).  Risk factors in violent and nonviolent offenders.  Psychological Reports, 85, 675-680.

Valliant, P.M., Hawkins, T.J., & Pottier, D.C. (1998).  Comparison of psychopathic and general offenders in cognitive therapy.  Psychological Reports, 82, 753-754.

Valliant, P.M., & Loring, J.E. (1998).  Leadership style and personality of mock jurors and the effect on sentencing decisions.  Social Behavior and Personality, 26(4), 421-424.

 Valliant, P.M., Sloss, B. K., Raven-Brooks, L. (1997).  Effects of brief cognitive behavioral therapy on recidivism among sex and non-sex offenders.  Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 25(1/2), 163-174.  

 Valliant, P.M., & Bergeron, T. (1997).  Personality and criminal profile of adolescent sexual offenders, general offenders in comparison to nonoffenders.  Psychological Reports, 81, 483-489.

Valliant, P.M., & Oliver, C.L. (1997).  Attitudes toward capital punishment: A function of leadership style, gender, and personality.  Social Behavior and Personality, 25(2), 160- 170.

Valliant, P.M., & Scanlan, J. (1996). Personality, living arrangements and alcohol use by first year university students.  Social Behavior and Personality, 24(2), 151-156.

Valliant, P.M., Ennis, L.P., & Raven-Brooks, L. (1995).  A cognitive-behavior therapy model for anger management with adult offenders.  Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 22(3/4), 77-93.

Valliant, P.M. (1995).  Personality, peer influence, and use of alcohol and drugs by first year university students.  Psychological Reports, 77, 401-402.

Valliant, P.M., Maksymchuk, L., & Antonowicz, D. (1995).  Attitudes and personality traits of female adult victims of childhood abuse: a comparison of university students and incarcerated women.  Social Behavior and Personality, 23(2), 205-216.

Valliant, P.M., & Raven, L.M. (1995). Anger management and its effect on incarcerated assaultive and non-assaultive offenders.  Psychological Reports, 76, 1056-1058.

Valliant, P.M., Jensen, B., & Raven-Brook, L. (1995).   Brief cognitive behavioural therapy with male adolescent offenders in open custody or on probation: an evaluation of management of anger.  Psychological Reports, 76, 1056-1058.

Valliant, P.M., Furac, C., & Antonowicz, D. (1994).  Attitudes toward sex offenders by female university students enrolled in a psychology program.  Social Behavior and Personality, 22(2), 105-110.

Valliant, P.M. (1994).  Cognitive and behavioral therapy with adolescent males in a residential centre.  Journal of Child and Youth Care, 8(3), 41-49.

Valliant, P.M., & Furac, C.J. (1993).  Types of housing and emotional health of senior citizens.  Psychological Reports, 73, 1347-1353.

Nelson, C., & Valliant, P.M. (1993). Personality dynamics of adolescent boys where the father is absent.  Perceptual and Motor Skills, 76, 435-443.

Valliant, P.M., & Antonowicz, D. (1992). Rapists, incestuous and child molestors in treatment: Cognitive and social skills training.  International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 36(3), 221-230.

Valliant, P.M., & Blasutti, B. (1992).  Personality differences in sex offenders referred for treatment.  Psychological Reports, 71, 1067-1074.

Valliant, P.M., & Antonowicz, D. (1991). Cognitive behavior therapy and social skills training improves personality and cognition in incarcerated offenders.  Psychological Reports, 68, 27-33.

MacMillan, J.S. & Valliant, P.M. (1987).  Occupational stress and behavioral change.  Perceptual and Motor Skills, 64, 1061-1062.

Valliant, P.M., & Leith, B. (1986).  Impact of relaxation-training and cognitive therapy on coronary patients post-surgery.  Psychological Reports, 59, 1271-1278.

 Valliant, P.M., Asu, M., Mammola, D., & Cooper, D. (1984).  A profile of dangerous and non-dangerous offenders referred for pre-trial psychiatric assessment. Psychological Reports, 54, 411-418.

 Valliant, P.M., Cooper, D., & Simpson-Housley, P. (1983).  Mental health in a remote community.  Psychological Reports, 53, 95-100.

Valliant, P.M., Asu, M., & Howitt, R. (1983). Cognitive styles of Caucasian and Native Indian juvenile offenders. Psychological Reports, 52, 87-92.

           Valliant, P.M., Simpson-Housley, P., & Cooper, D. (1982). Variation in locus of control and repression-sensitization in                         acute schizophrenics, schizophrenic criminals and criminal psychiatric offenders.    Perceptual and Motor Skills, 55, 919-                  924.


Valliant, P.M., Bezzubyk, I., Daley, L., & Asu, M.E. (1985).  Psychological impact of sport on disabled athletes.  Psychological Reports, 56, 923-929.

McKelvie, S.J., Valliant, P.M., & Asu, M.E. (1985).  Physical training and personality factors as predictors of marathon time and training injury.  Perceptual and Motor Skills, 60, 551-566.

 Valliant, P.M., & Asu, M.E. (1985).   Exercise and its effects on cognition and physiology in older adults.  Perceptual and Motor Skills, 61, 1031-1038.

Jerome, W., & Valliant, P.M. (1983). Comparison of personalities between marathon runners and cross-country skiers.  Perceptual and Motor Skills, 56, 35-38.

Valliant, P.M., Simpson-Housley, P., & McKelvie, S.J. (1981). Personality in athletic and on-athletic college groups.  Perceptual and Motor Skills, 52, 963-966.

Valliant, P.M. (1981). Personality and injury in competitive runners.  Perceptual and Motor Skills, 53, 251-253.

Valliant, P.M. (1981). Do marathoners differ from joggers in personality profile?  Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 21(1), 62-69.

Valliant, P.M. (1980). Injury and personality traits in non-competitive runners.  Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 341-346


Persinger, M.A., & Valliant, P.M. (1985). Temporal lobe signs and reports of subjective personal experience: Replication.  Perceptual and Motor Skills, 60, 903-909.  

Ahmed, S.M.S., Valliant, P.M., & Swindle, D. (1985). Psychometric properties of Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory.  Perceptual and Motor Skills, 61, 1235-1241.

 Moores, N.D., & Valliant, P.M. (1983).  Anxiety and intelligence interact with recognition and recall processes.  Psychological Reports, 53, 945-946.

Valliant, P.M., Hirota, T.T., & Bennie, F.A. (1979).   Effects of FR schedule shift on blood counts and glandular weights in rats.  Physiology and Behavior, 23, 249-252.

Valliant, P.M., Persinger, M.A., & Satinder, K.P. (1979).  Long-term effects of preweaning taurine injections in rats.  Interactions with strain and gender. Developmental Psychobiology, 12, 515-518.

Satinder, K.P., & Valliant, P.M. (1978).   Scopolamine interacts with reactions to cat and genotype emotional reactivity in rats. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, 9, 421-424.

Persinger, M.A., Valliant, P.M., & Falter, H. (1976).  Weak inhibitory behavioral effects of postnatal-preweaning taurine injections in rats.  Developmental Psychobiology, 9, 131-136.


  • 2014: Eric Hoffer Literary Book Award for Health. Life after 50: Road to Longevity


PSYC 4206 Adolescent and Adult Clinical Psychology

PSYC 4026 Forensic Psychology

PSYC 5406 Ethics

PSYC 1105 Introduction to Psychology


These can be found on

  • Valliant, P.M. (2019). Rivalry Exposed, Tellwell Publishers.​

  • Valliant, P.M. (2016).  NanoRewired.  Tellwell Publishers.

  • Valliant, P.M. (2015).  Copula Deception.  Mill City Press.

  • Valliant, P.M. (2012). Life After 50: The Road to Longevity. Mill City Press

  • Valliant, P.M. (2009). Nanowired. Trafford.

  • Valliant, P.M. (2008). Storms of Complicity. Trafford.

  • Valliant, P.M. (2007). Minor Hockey to NHL: Parents Survival Guide. Trafford.