David Matsumoto

Professor of Psychology
Area of expertise: 

Facial expressions of emotion

Non-verbal behavior and gestures

Cross-cultural communication and cultural adjustment

Japanese culture

Judo instruction


David Matsumoto's work on emotion and facial expressions includes research that suggests facial expressions are innate. His research on how emotion can be used to incite hostility among ideologically-based groups is funded by the U.S. Department of Defense's Minerva Initiative.
Highest Degree: 
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of California, Berkeley
Office Phone: 
(415) 338-1114