David Matsumoto, PhD

Dr. David Matsumoto is a world-renowned expert in the fields of emotion, nonverbal behavior, deception, and culture. He has produced over 400 academic works including books, journal articles, book chapters, and conference presentations. His books include well-known titles such as the Culture and Psychology, the APA Handbook of Nonverbal Communication (ed.), Nonverbal Communication: Science and Application (ed.), the Cambridge Dictionary of Psychology (ed.), Cross-Cultural Research Methods in Psychology (ed.), the APA Handbook of Interpersonal Communication (ed.), and more. Dr. Matsumoto serves as the director of Humintell and as the series editor for Cambridge University Press’ series on Culture and Psychology. He is also and is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, the International Academy of Intercultural Research, and the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology.

Dr. Matsumoto’s research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH); Army Research Institute (ARI); Army Research Laboratory (ARL); Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR); Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL); Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA); Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology (DHS S&T); Department of Defense, Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office of the Technical Support Working Group (TSWG); the High Value Detainee Interrogation Research Group (HIG); the Transportation Security Administration (TSA); and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). In 2009, Matsumoto was one of the first seven recipients of the prestigious Department of Defense Minerva Initiative Grants to examine the role of emotions in ideologically based groups. Matsumoto’s research has also been funded by a number of private corporations and organizations. In addition, Dr. Matsumoto has also served as a regular instructor at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA and at the U.S. State Department, Diplomatic Core, Visa Services, Diplomatic Security, and Mobile Security Deployment groups. He has also served as a Senior Research Fellow, Behavioral Informatics & Technological Enterprise Studies, FBI Behavioral Science Unit; and as a Member of the FBI High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group (HIG) Research Committee (2012-2022). Matsumoto has also trained countless law enforcement agencies both in the U.S. and internationally.

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