"Welcome to the Homepage of Dr. David Matsumoto, Acclaimed Psychologist, Researcher, Author and Judoka"


Dr. David Matsumoto, is a renowned expert in the field of microexpressions, gesture, nonverbal behavior, culture and emotion. He is the director of Humintell, a company that provides training to individuals and organizations in these fields.

Matsumoto is also a Professor of Psychology at San Francisco State University. He is the Founder and Director of SFSU’s Culture and Emotion Research Laboratory. The laboratory focuses on studies involving culture, emotion, social interaction and communication.  

In 2009, Matsumoto was one of the select few to receive the prestigious Minerva Grant; a $1.9 million grant from the US Department of Defense to examine the role of emotions in ideologically-based groups.

Matsumoto is also the owner and head instructor of the East Bay Judo Institute in El Cerrito, California.  He holds a 7th degree black belt and well as class "A" Coaching and Referee Licenses.



  APA Handbook of Nonverbal Communication

   ISBN: 978-1-4338-1969-8

   Publication Date: September 2015

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The APA Handbook of Nonverbal Communication provides scholarly reviews of state-of-the-art knowledge in the areas of nonverbal communication and nonverbal behaviors. It includes an entire section devoted to new and improved methodologies and technologies that allow for the recording, capture, and analysis of nonverbal behaviors.