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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Articles in Press

  • Matsumoto, D., Choi, J. W., Hirayama, S., Domae, A., & Yamaguchi, S. (in press). Culture, display rules, and emotion judgments. Psychology: The Journal of the Hellenic Psychological Society

  • Hwang, H. C., & Matsumoto, D. (in press). Sender ethnicity differences in lie detection accuracy and confidence. GSTF International Journal of Law and Social Sciences.

  • Hwang, H. C., Matsumoto, D., Yamada, H., Kostic, A., & Granskaya, J. (in press). Self-reported expression and experience of triumph across four countries. Motivation and Emotion. First published online: 26 May 2016, DOI: 10.1007/s11031-016-9567-5.

  • Matsumoto, D., Hwang, H. C., & Frank, M. G. (in press). Emotion and aggressive intergroup cognitions: The ANCODI hypothesis. Aggressive Behavior.

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Published in 2013

  • Matsumtoto, D., Frank, M. G., & Hwang, H. S. (2013).  Reading people:  Introduction to the world of nonverbal behavior.  In Matsumto, D., Frank, M., & Hwang, H. S. (eds.).

  • Yoo, S. H., & Matsumoto, D. (2013).  Korean culture explored through survey research.  In A. Kurylo (Ed.).  Inter/Cultural Communication:  Representation and Construction of Culture (pp. 397-404).  Thousand Oaks:  Sage.

  • Frank, M G., Hwang, H. S., & Matsumoto, D. (2013).  Synthesis and conclusion.  In Matsumoto, D., Frank, M., & Hwang, H. S. (eds.), Nonverbal Communication:  Science and applications (pp. 259-282).  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage.

  • Matsumoto, D., & Hwang, H. S. (2013).  Cultural influences on nonverbal behavior.  In Matsumoto, D., Frank, M., & Hwang, H. S. (eds), Nonverbal communication:  Science and applications (pp. 97-120).  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage.

  • Matsumoto, D., & Hwang, H. S. (2013).  Body and gestures.  In Matsumoto, D., Frank, M., & Hwang, H. S. (eds), Nonverbal Communication:  Science and applications (pp. 75-96).  Thousand Oaks, CA :  Sage.

  • Matsumoto, D., & Hwang, H. S. (2013).  Facial expressions.  In Matsumoto, D., Frank, M., & Hwang, H. S. (eds.), Nonverbal communication:  Science and applications (pp.  15-52).  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage.

Published in 2012

  • Hwang, H. C., & Matsumoto, D. (2012).  Culture and educational psychology.  In Liem, G. A. D., & Bernardo, A. B. I. (eds).  A cross-cultural perspective of key issues in educational psychology.  Charlotte, NC:  Information Age Publishers.

  • Frank, M. G., Maccario, C., Matsumoto, D., Gemeinhardt, D.  (2012).  Behavioral clues to deception in counter-terrorism situations:  Prospectus.  In Bringuel, A. J., Janowicz, J. C., Valida, A. C. and Reid, E.F. (eds).  Terrorism research and analysis project (TRAP):  A collection of thoughts, ideas, and perspectives (pp. 189-230).  Washington, DC:  Government Printing Office.

  • Matsumoto, D., and Hwang, H. C. (2012). Facial expressions - Universal; and Intercultural nonverbal communication.  In Bennett, J. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Inercultural Competence.  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage.

  • Matsumoto, D., & Hwang, H. S.  (2012).  Nonverbal communication:  The message of emotion, action, space, and silence.  In J. Jackson (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Intercultural Communication (pp. 130-147).  New York:  Routledge.

  • Matsumoto, D., & van de Vijver, F. (2012).  Cross-cultural research methods.  In Cooper, H. (ed.), Handbook of Research Methods in Psychology (pp. 85-115).  Washington, D.C.:  American Psychological Association. 

Published in 2011

  • Matsumoto, D., Kim, J.J. Grissom, R. J., & Daniel, D. L. (2011).  Effect sizes in cross-cultural research.  In Matsumoto, D., & van de Vijver, F. (eds.), Cross-cultural research methods in psychology (pp. 244-272).  New York:  Cambridge University Press.

  • Matsumoto, D., & Hwang, H. S. (2011). Culture, emotion, and expression.  In Gelfand, M., Chiu, C. Y., and Hong, Y. Y. (eds.).  Advances in Culture and Psychology:  Volume 1 (pp. 53-98).  New York:  Oxford University Press.

  • Ekman, P., & Matsumoto, D. (2011).  Reading faces:  The universality of emotional expressions.  In Gernsbacher, M. A., Pew, R. W., Hough, L. M., and Pomerantz, J. R. (eds.), Psychology and the Real World:  Essays Illustrating Fundamental Contributions to Society (pp. 140-146).  New York:  Worth.

  • Matsumoto, D., & Hwang, H. S. (2011).  Culture and emotion.  In Keith, K. (ed.).  Cross-Cultural Psychology:  A Contemporary Reader (pp.  331-343).  New York:  Wiley/Blackwell.

  • van de Vijver, F., & Matsumoto, D.  (2011).  Introduction to the methodological issues associated with cross-cultural research.  In Matsumoto, D., & van de Vijver, F. (eds.), Cross-cultural research methods in psychology (pp.  1-14).  New York:  Cambridge University Press.

Published in 2010

  • Matsumoto, D., & Frank, M.G. (2010).  The role of emotion in predicting violence.  In Bringuel, A. J., Janowicz, J. C., Valida, A. C. and Reid, E. F. (eds.).  Terrorism research and analysis project (TRAP):  A collection of thoughts, ideas, and perspectives (pp. 231-258).  Washington, DC:  Government Printing Office.

  • Matsumoto, D., Hwang, H. S., and Frank, M. G. (2010).  The role of emotion in predicting violence.  White paper prepared for the Neurobiology of Political Violence:  New tools, new insights.  National Institutes of Health sponsored workshop, December 2010 (Bethesda, MD).

  • Matsumoto, D., Yoo, S. H., & Chung, J. (2010). The expression of anger across cultures. In Potegal, M., Stemmler, G., and Spielberger, C. Handbook of anger. New York: Springer.

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Published in 2007

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • Friedlmeier, W. & Matsumoto, D. (2007). 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.

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Published in 2004

  • 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.

Published in 2003

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

Published in 2002

  • 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:

Published in 2001

  • 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.

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

  • 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

  • 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.

Published in 2000

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Published Before 2000

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

In the Press

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Hwang, H. S., & Matsumoto, D. (in press).  Nonverbal behaviors and intercultural communication in the new era.  In Sharifian, F., & Jamarani, M. (eds).  Intercultural communication in the new era.

  • Matsumoto, D., & Hwang, H. S. (in press). Culture and nonverbal communication.  In Hall, J., & Knapp, M. (eds.), Handbook of nonverbal communicaion.  Berlin, Germany:  Mouton de Gruyter.

  • Matsumoto, D., & Hwang, H. S. (in press) Basic emotion, Context differentiation, Cultural decoding rules, Cultural display rules, Cultural ingroup advantage, Culture, Emblems, Emotion, Emotion antecedents, Emotion recognition, Emotion response system coherence, Gestures, Nonverbal behavior, Subjective experience of emotion, Universality studies.  In Keith, K. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural Psychology.  New York:  Wiley-Blackwell Publishers.