David Matsumoto is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Culture and Emotion Research Laboratory at San Francisco State University. He has studied culture, emotion, social interaction and communication for 20 years, and has written over 250 works in these areas. His books include well-known titles such as CULTURE AND PSYCHOLOGY: PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD (2nd edition; translated into Dutch and Japanese), THE HANDBOOK OF CULTURE AND PSYCHOLOGY (Oxford University Press; translated into Russian), and THE NEW JAPAN (Intercultural Press). He is the recipient of many awards and honors, including being named a G. Stanley Hall lecturer by the American Psychological Association.
Linda Juang is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at San Francisco State University. She earned her B.A. in Child Development from the University of Minnesota, her M.A. and Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Michigan State University, and was also a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Jena in Germany for three years. Her research focuses on adolescent development in various family and cultural contexts. She has published and presented studies concerning issues of ethnic identity, autonomy, acculturation, and competence of adolescents in the U.S. and Germany.