Matthew Hertenstein

Contributing Faculty
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
School of Psychology
Ph.D. Developmental Psychology

Matthew J. Hertenstein received his PhD in Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. He currently serves as a part-time faculty member in the School of Psychology at Walden University and has done so for about 10 years. He teaches Developmental, History of Psychology, and Social Psychology at Walden University and Emotional Development, Research Methods, and Introductory Psychology at other colleges. Professionally, Dr. Hertenstein conducts research in the field of emotion and has a number of publications in this area, including the book "The Tell."

Courses Taught

PSYC 6215 - Lifespan Development

PSYC 8112 - Themes & Theories of Development

PSYC 6245 - Social Psychology


BA, Luther College

MA, University of California, Berkeley

PhD, University of California, Berkeley


Hertenstein, M. (2013). The tell: The little clues that reveal big truths about who we are.