Matthew J. Hertenstein, Ph.D. (University of California, Berkeley)

Matt Hertenstein received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in Psychology (Area: Developmental). Currently, he is a faculty member at DePauw University, a nationally recognized liberal-arts institution.


Matt's research and scholarship focus on the communication of emotion, as well as how touch is used in communication. He studies these phenomena in both adults and children. He is the author of The Tell: The Little Clues that Reveal Big Truths About Who We Are. Learn more about the book here.


Speaking & Publicity

Hertenstein gives talks and keynotes on nonverbal communication. If you’re interested in learning more, please contact him (


Desk and Exam Copies

For a desk or an exam copy of The Tell, please visit here.

 Emotions Across the Lifespan
 Developmental Psychology
 Research Methods
 Introductory Psychology

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