Culture and Psychology, 5th Edition

This edition creates a deeper and more complex understanding of the nature of culture for the reader and delves into the relationship between culture and psychology through exploration of topics such as changing gender roles, sexuality, self-esteem, aggression, personality and mate selection.

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         Nonverbal Communication: Science and Applications

Edited by three leading authories on nonverbal behavior, this book examines state of the art research and knowledge regarding nonverbal behavior and applies that scientific knowledge to a broad range of fields

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       Cultural Influences on Research Methods and Statistics

In this fascinating, brief book, Matsumoto takes a look at the often very dramatic effect culture has on the ways that psychologists conduct research and analyze data. He covers issues that are extensions of the general issues in research methodology and statistics, as well as issues truly unique to research across cultures, such as problems due to translation.

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       Culture and Psychology- 3rd Edition

Over the past two decades, cultures impact upon human behavior and experience has moved from periphery to center stage in contemporary psychology. This volume provides a virtually encyclopedic account of this endeavor

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         The Cambridge Dictionary of Psychology

The Cambridge Dictionary of Psychology is the first and only dictionary that surveys the broad discipline of psychology from an international, cross-cultural, and interdisciplinary focus.

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         APA Handbook of Interpersonal Communication

In this handbook, distinguished contributors apply the problem-solving perspectives of applied linguistics to answer some fundamental questions: How do our interpersonal relations manifest themselves in language? What is the role of language in developing and maintaining relationships through interpersonal communication? What types of problems occur in interpersonal communication and what kinds of strategies do we use to solve them?

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          Cross-Cultural Research Methods in Psychology

This book provides state-of-the-art knowledge about the methodological problems that need to be addressed if a researcher is to conduct valid and reliable cross-cultural research. It also offers practical advice and examples of solutions to those problems and is a must-read for any student of culture.

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         APA Handbook of Intercultural Communication

In today's globalized world of international contact and multicultural interaction, effective intercultural   communication is increasingly a pre-requisite for social harmony and organizational success. This handbook illustrates how the practical, problem-solving approach of applied linguistics can illuminate a range of issues that arise in real-life intercultural interaction.

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The Thrill of Victory and the Agony of Defeat

Written in conjunction with photographer Bob Willingham, The Thrill of Victory and the Agony of     Defeat illustrates spontaneous facial expressions of medal winners from the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.

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       Culture and Psychology 4th Edition

This market-leading text puts psychological theories and concepts into a cross-cultural framework that invites you to discover, question, and ultimately, understand the relationship between culture and psychology.

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       Judo in the U.S   

Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the United States Judo Federation, this volume traces the more than 100-year history of judo practice in America. The authors begin with a comprehensive survey of Japan’s classical disciplines, which sets the foundation for understanding what judo is and what it means to the people who practice it.

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      The New Japan: Debunking Seven Cultural Stereotypes

In The New Japan, David Matsumoto sets out to describe the rift between the older and more traditional generations and the younger, more cosmopolitan and Westernized generations. He draws upon a wealth of Japanese and Western sources to compile a thorough exploration of both classic and contemporary views of Japanese culture.

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    Culture and Psychology- 2nd Edition

Using a cross-cultural framework to evaluate psychology, and reflecting the most current research, the authors engage students by inviting them to understand and raise questions about traditional knowledge and theories, and about the relationship of culture and psychology.

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       Judo: A Sport and a Way of Life

Since the founding of the IJF in 1951, the international sport of judo has experienced tremendous development and diffusion from a Japanese "martial art" to becoming a truly international sport on the Olympic programme. Through this publication, the IJF begins to share its own judo-related data, history and other educational information.

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      Culture and Modern Life

Matsumoto's book is designed to help students appreciate how cultural factors moderate psychological processes and how the viewpoint of one's own culture can distort one's interpretation of the behavior of people from other cultures. At the same time, the book stresses thata behavioral phenomena are characterized by both cross-cultural similarities and differences.

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       The Handbook of Culture and Psychology

With a goal of developing universal theories of psychological processes, The Handbook of Culture and Psychology is an exciting and visionary look at the research agenda for the future in psychology.

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       Introduction to Kodokan Judo: History and Philosophy

This is an official Kodokan introduction to Judo book, written in both Japanese and English. It provides a surprisingly detailed background on Shihan Kano and the Meiji-era cultural and political considerations that surrounded the development of Kodokan Judo.

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       Unmasking Japan: Myths and Realities about the Emotions of the Japanese

The last twenty years has seen a growth of interest and fascination with the Japanese, and the emergence of Japan as a world economic power has stimulated many works that have attempted to understand Japanese culture. The focus of this book is not on Japanese culture or society per se: rather, it is on how Japanese culture and society structure, shape, and mold the emotions of the Japanese people.

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        People: Psychology From a Cultural Perspective 

This concise, unique book challenges many of the "truths" presented in mainstream, introductory treatments of psychology. Matsumoto, extracting some of the most important and compelling findings in the cross-cultural literature, goes beyond the ordinary to reveal how culture has an impact on society, behavior, and expression.

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Book Chapters

1)  Matsumoto, D. (in press). The role of emotion in escalating violent non-state actors to hostility. In A. Speckhard, L. Kuznar, T. Rieger, and L. Fernstermacher (eds.), Protecting the homeland from international and domestic terrorism threats: Current multi-disciplinary perspectives on root causes, the role of ideology, and programs for counter-radicalization and disengagement. Washington, DC: Joint Staff J3, Strategic Command Global Innovation and Strategy Center, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense Department of Development Research and Engineering.

2)   Szarota, P., BedyÅ„ska, S., Matsumoto, D., Yoo, S. H., Friedlmeier, W., Sterkowicz, S., Djunaidi, A., Setiono, K. & Purwono, U. (in press). Smiling as a masking display strategy: A cross-cultural comparison. In Blachnio, A., & Przepiorka  A., (Eds). Closer to emotions. Lublin, Poland: KUL.

3)    Matsumoto, D. (in press). Display rules. In Reis, H., and Sprecher, S., (eds.), Encyclopedia of human relationships. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

4)    Matsumoto, D. (in press). Culture and emotion recognition: Is there an ingroup advantage to recognizing emotion? In Koch, C., and Reyes, C. (eds.). (in preparation). Diversity in Human Behavior. New York: Worth Publishers.

5)    Matsumoto, D., Yoo, S. H., & Chung, J. (in press). The expression of anger across cultures. In Potegal, M., Stemmler, G., and Spielberger, C. Handbook of anger. New York: Springer.

6)    Ekman, P., & Matsumoto, D. (in press). Real world applications of basic science research on facial expressions of emotion.  In M. A. Gernsbacher (ed.), Psychology and the Real World: Essays Illustrating Fundamental Contributions to Society. Washington, DC: Federation for the Advancement of Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

7)    Matsumoto, D., Ekman, P. (in press). Basic emotions. In D. Sander and K. Scherer, (eds), Oxford Companion to the Affective Sciences. New York: Oxford University Press.

8)    Matsumoto, D. (in press). Display rules; Expression of emotion – facial expressions; Action Units; Facial Action Coding System. In D. Sander and K. Scherer, (eds), Oxford Companion to the Affective Sciences. New York: Oxford University Press.

9)    Friedlmeier, W. & Matsumoto, D. (in press). Emotion im Kulturvergleich (Emotion in cross-cultural perspective). In G. Trommsdorff & H.-J. Kornadt (Hrsg.), Kulturvergleichende Psychologie, Band 2. Enzyklopädie der Psychologie, Serie VII, Themenbereich C *Theorie und Forschung". Göttingen: Hogrefe Verlag.

10)    Matsumoto, D. (2009). Teaching about Culture. In Gurung, R. A. R., & Prieto L (Eds.) (2009). Getting Culture: Incorporating Diversity into the Curriculum (pp. 3 – 10). Arlington, VA; Stylus.

11)    Matsumoto, D., Konno, J., & Ha, H. Z. (2009). Sport psychology in combat sports. R. Kordi, N. Maffulli, R. R. Wroble, and W. A. Wallace (eds.). Combat Sports Medicine (pp. 41-54). London, England: Springer-Verlag Publishing.

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12)    Matsumoto, D. (2009). Culture and emotional expression. In Chiu, C. Y., Hong, Y. Y., Shavitt, S., and Wyer, R. S. (eds.). Problems and solutions in cross-cultural theory, research, and application (pp. 271-287). New York: Psychology Press.

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13)    Matsumoto, D., & Jones, C. (2009). Ethical issues in cross-cultural psychology. Mertens, D., & Ginsberg, P. (eds.), Handbook of social science research ethics (pp. 323-336). Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.

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14)    Matsumoto, D., & Ekman, P. (2008). Subjective experience and the communication of emotions in man. In Koob, G., Thompson, R. F., & Le Moal, M. (eds.), Encyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience. London: Elsevier. Available at

15)    Matsumoto, D., & Ekman, P. (2008). Facial expression analysis. In Chen, K., (ed.), Scholarpedia, 3(5), 4237.

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16)    Matsumoto, D. (2008). Contempt. In W. A. Darity, (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd Edition (pp. 113-114). New York: Macmillan.

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17)    Matsumoto, D., & Wilson, J. (2008). Culture, emotion, and motivation. In R. Sorrentino and S. Yamaguchi (eds.), Handbook of Motivation and Cognition across Cultures (pp. 541-563). New York: Elsevier.

18)    Matsumoto, D., Keltner, D., Shiota, M., Frank, M., & O’Sullivan, M. (2008). Facial expressions of emotions. In Lewis, M., Haviland, J., and Feldman-Barrett, L. (eds.), Handbook of emotion (pp. 211-234) New York: Guilford Press.

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19)    Matsumoto, D. (2008). Emotion and facial expressions of emotion. In Guerrero, L. K., & Hecht, M. L. The nonverbal communication reader: Classic and contemporary readings (3rd ed.) (pp. 411-420). Prospect Heights, IL:  Waveland Press.

20)    Matsumoto, D. (2008). Some thoughts about teaching issues of culture in psychology. In S. A. Meyers & J. R. Stowell (Eds.), Essays from e-xcellence in teaching (Vol. 7, pp. 14-17).

21)    Yoo, S. H., Kashima, E., Purwono, U., Djunaidi, A., Setiono, K., & Matsumoto, D. (2007). Worldwide survey of cultural display rules. In J. H. Liu, C. Ward, A. B. I. Bernardo, M. Karasawa, and R. Fischer (Eds.), Casting the individual in social and cultural contexts: Social and societal psychology for Asia and Pacific. (Progress in Asian Social Psychology Series, Vol. 6, pp. 359-375). Seoul, Korea: Kyoyook-kwahak-sa Publishing Company.

22)    Matsumoto, D. (2007).Understanding others through their microexpressions. In Bell Systems 24 (ed.), Communication Science for Business. Tokyo, Japan: Bell Systems 24.  

23)    Matsumoto, D. (2007). Apples and oranges: Methodological requirements for testing a possible ingroup advantage in emotion judgments from facial expressions. In Hess, U., and Philippot, P. (eds.), Group dynamics and emotional expression (pp. 140-181). New York: Cambridge University Press.

24)    Matsumoto, D., Yoo, S. H., & LeRoux, J. A. (2007). Emotion and intercultural communication. In Helga Kotthoff and Helen Spencer-Oatley (eds.), Handbook of Applied Linguistics, Volume 7: Intercultural Communication (pp. 77-98). Mouton – de Gruyter Publishers.

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25)    Matsumoto, D., & Yoo, S. H. (2007). Methodological considerations in the study of emotion across cultures. In Coan, J. A., & Allen, J. J. B. (eds.). The handbook of emotion elicitation and assessment (pp. 332-348). New York: Oxford University Press.

26)    Matsumoto, D., Hirayama, S., & LeRoux, J. A. (2006). Psychological skills related to intercultural adjustment. In Wong, P. T. P., & Wong, L. C. J. (eds.), Handbook of multicultural perspectives on stress and coping (pp. 387-405). New York: Springer.  

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27)    Matsumoto, D. (2006). Culture and nonverbal behavior. In Manusov, V., & Patterson, M. (eds.). Handbook of nonverbal communication (pp. 219-235). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

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28)    Matsumoto, D. (2005). In Yamada, S., & Bennett, A. (eds.), pp. 294-311. Tokyo, Japan: Meiji Tosho.

29)    Matsumoto, D. (2005). Thinking differently about the teaching of judo in Japan. In A. Bennett (ed.), Proceedings of the International Symposium on Budo in the 21st Century (pp. 287-304). Kyoto, Japan: International Research Center for Japanese Studies.

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30)    Matsumoto, D., & Yoo, S. H. (2005). Culture and applied nonverbal behavior. In R. E. Riggio & R. S. Feldman (Eds.). Applications of Nonverbal Communication (pp. 259-277).  Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

31)    Matsumoto, D. (2004). Reflections on culture and competence. In R. Sternberg and E. Grigorenko (eds.), Culture and competence (pp 273-282). Washington, D. C.: American Psychological Association.

32)    Matsumoto, D. (2003). Cross-cultural research. In S. Davis (ed.), The Handbook of Research Methods in Experimental Psychology (pp. 189-208). Oxford, UK: Blackwell.

33)    Matsumoto, D. (2002). Culture, psychology, and education. In W. J. Lonner, D. L. Dinnel, S. A. Hayes, & D. N. Sattler (Eds.), OnLine Readings in Psychology and Culture. Western Washington University, Department of Psychology, Center for Cross-Cultural Research Web site:

34)    Weissman, M., Matsumoto, D., Preston, K., & Brown, B. (in press). The measurement of culture. In U. Gielen and A. L. Comunian (Eds.)., Cross-cultural and international dimensions of psychology. Trieste, Italy: Edizioni Lint Trieste S.r.1.

35)    Biehl, M., Matsumoto, D., & Kasri, F. (in press). Culture and emotion. In U. Gielen and A. L. Comunian (Eds.)., Cross-cultural and international dimensions of psychology. Trieste, Italy: Edizioni Lint Trieste S.r.1.

36)    Yrizarry, N., Matsumoto, D., Imai, C., Kooken, K., & Takeuchi, S. (2001). Culture and emotion. In L. Adler and U. Gielen (Eds.), Cross-cultural topics in psychology (2nd ed.). Westport, CN: Praeger.

37)    Matsumoto, D. (2001). Cross-cultural psychology in the 21st century. In J. Halonen & S. Davis (Eds.). The many faces of research in the 21st century (chap. 5). Retrieved from

38)    Matsumoto, D. (2001). Culture and emotion. In D. Matsumoto (ed.), Handbook of culture and psychology (pp. 171-194). New York: Oxford University Press.

39)    Matsumoto, D., Franklin, B., Choi, J-W., Rogers, D., & Tatani, H. (2001). Cultural influences on the expression and perception of emotion. In W. Gudykunst and B. Mody (Ed.), Handbook of international and intercultural communication (pp. 107-126). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

40)    Ratzlaff, C., Matsumoto, D., Kouznetsova, N., Raroque, R., and Ray, R. (2000). Individual psychological culture and subjective well being. In E. Diener and E. Suh (eds.), Subjective well-being across cultures and nations (pp. 37-60). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

41)    Matsumoto, D. (2000). Foreward. In K. D. Keith and R. L. Shalock (eds.), Cross-cultural perspectives on quality of life (pp. xxi-xxiv). Washington, D. C.: American Association for Mental Retardation.

42)    Matsumoto, D. (2000). Cross-cultural communication. In A. Kazdin (Editor in chief), Encyclopedia of Psychology. Washington, D.C., and New York: American Psychological Association and Oxford University Press.

43)    Sano, N., Yamaguchi, S., & Matsumoto, D. (1999). Is silence golden? A cross-cultural study on the meaning of silence (pp. 145-156). In T. Sugiman, M. Karasawa, J. Liu, & C. Ward (eds.), Progress in Asian social psychology: Theoretical and empirical contributions. Seoul, Korea: Kyoyook-Kwahuk-Sa Publishing Company.

44)    Kupperbusch, C., Matsumoto, D., Kooken, K., Loewinger, S., Uchida, H., Wilson-Cohn, C., Yrizarry, N. (1999). Cultural influences on nonverbal expressions of emotion (pp. 17-44). In P. Philippot., R. S. Feldman, & E. J. Coats (Eds.), The social context of nonverbal behavior. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

45)    Ekman, P., Matsumoto, D., & Friesen, W. V. (1998). Facial expressions in affective disorders. In P. Ekman and E. Rosenberg (Eds.), What the face reveals: Basic and applied studies of spontaneous expression using the Facial Action Coding System (FACS). New York: Oxford University Press.

46)    Wallbott, H. G., Scherer, K. R., et al. (1995). Cultural determinants in experiencing shame and guilt. In J. P. Tangney & K. W. Fischer (Eds.), Self-conscious emotions: The psychology of shame, guilt, embarrassment, and pride (pp. 465-487). New York: Guilford Press.

47)    Matsumoto, D. (1994). Consciousness and the neuropsychology of facial expressions of emotion. In T. Musha (Ed.), Brain fluctuation phenomena. Tokyo: Morikita Publishing Co.

48)    Matsumoto, D. (1994). Culture and emotion. In L. Adler and U. Gielen (Eds.), Current perspectives in cross-cultural psychology. New York: Praeger.

49)    Lee, M., Matsumoto, D., Kobayashi, M., Krupp, D., Maniatis, E., & Roberts, W. (1992). Cross-cultural influences on nonverbal behavior. In R. S. Feldman (Ed.), Applications of nonverbal behavioral theories and research. New York: Erlbaum.

50)    Matsumoto, D., Ekman, P., & Fridlund, A. (1991). Analyzing nonverbal behavior. In P. Dowrick (Ed.), A practical guide to video in the behavioral sciences. New York:  Wiley.

51)    Matsumoto, D., Wallbott, H., & Scherer, K. (1989). Emotion and intercultural communication. In M. Asante and W. Gudykunst (Eds.), Handbook of intercultural and international communication. Beverly Hills: Sage.

52)    Scherer, K., Matsumoto, D., Wallbott, H., & Kudoh, T. (1988). Emotional experience in cultural context: A comparison between Europe, Japan, and the USA. In K. Scherer (Ed.), Facets of emotion:  Recent research. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

53)    Jones, E. E., and Matsumoto, D. (1982). Recent developments in psychotherapy with the underserved. In L. Snowden (Ed.), Reaching the underserved: Mental health needs of neglected populations. Beverly Hills: Sage.