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Garvin Chastain, American psychology professor. Recipient Award, Boise State University Alumni Association, 1979, 1987, Distinguished Teaching award, Boise State University, 1988; Grant, National Science Foundation, since 1988, Fellowship, United States Air Force Office Science Research, 1986.


Chastain, Garvin was born on February 23, 1945 in Fort Worth, Texas, United States. Son of Garvin Dunn and Bertha Pearl (Parrish) Chastain.


Doctor of Philosophy in Human Experimental Psychology, University Texas, Austin, 1976.


Head, computer institution Durhams College, Austin, 1976—1977. Research scientist Human Resources Research Organization, Fort Hood, 1977—1978. Assistant professor psychology Boise State University, 1978—1982, associate professor, 1982—1986, professor, since 1986, director Perceptual Research Laboratories, since 1982.


  • Other Work

    • Consultant editor Journal General Psychology, since 1986. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member Idaho Committee Correspondence Creation-Evolution, since 1982. Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Humanist Association, American Psychological Society, Psychosomic Society, Freedom from Religion Foundation (board representative from Idaho), Phi Kappa Phi, Psi Chi.


Married Patricia Jean Ritter, December 16, 1967. Married Gloria Jean Pollard, November 21, 1975. 1 child Ross Calvert.

Garvin Dunn Chastain

Bertha Pearl (Parrish) Chastain

Patricia Jean Ritter

Gloria Jean Pollard

Ross Calvert Chastain