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Greencastle, IN, 46135-0037
Professor of Psychology
Psychology, Developmental psychology, Emotional development (child), Nonverbal communication, Parenting, Smiles/smiling, Tells (nonverbal communication), Touch (Emotional communication)
Matthew Hertenstein focuses his research on emotional communication (including touch) and emotional development. He has a special interest in nonverbal communication, or tells, that reveal what you can tell about people. Heis author of a book, The Tell:The Little Clues That Reveal Big Truths About Who We Are.
He also conducted a study of how smiles on people in their childhood and college yearbooks can predict their future marital stability.