Monday, September 14, 2009

Free event on SFSU Alumni Day - Saturday, Oct 17, 2009

Check out this free event, taking place Saturday, Oct. 17th, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Cesar Chavez Student Center, Rosa Park A:

Cultural Variations in Facial Expression and Nonverbal Behavior
David Matsumoto, professor of psychology

Join internationally acclaimed author and psychologist David Matsumoto for a presentation about his groundbreaking research on facial expression and nonverbal behavior and their variations from culture to culture. Hear how his studies, which garnered a prestigious $1.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense, have shed new light on how humans manage emotional displays according to social context, suggesting that the ability to regulate emotional expressions is innate and not learned through observation.

Professor Matsumoto received his B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1981 with high honors in psychology and Japanese. He subsequently earned his M.A. (1983) and Ph.D. (1986) in psychology from the University of California at Berkeley. He has served as professor of psychology and director of the Culture and Emotion Research Laboratory at San Francisco State since 1989. He has studied culture, emotion, social interaction and communication for twenty years, and has published approximately 400 works related to these areas.

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