Jerry D. Boucher

Jerry D. Boucher, ICAS Fellow and Director for Systems Management, is a cross-cultural social psychologist concerned with the cultural and biological substrates to human emotion, and with ethnic and cultural conflict in the international arena. He has lectured and performed research in many different countries of Asia, Europe, the Pacific, and the United States. He has published in the areas of emotion theory, nonverbal communication, ethnic conflict and cultural relations, including Ethnic Conflict: International Perspectives (With Dan Landis and Karen Clark) published by Sage in 1987.

Boucher did his undergraduate work in psychology at San Francisco State University, and graduate work in psycholinguistics at the University of Illinois. He took his Ph.D. in social psychology at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center. He then became an Assistant Research Psychologist in the Department of International Health at UCSF. While on the UCSF staff he was seconded to the Institute for Medical Research, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for two years, where he studied the verbal and nonverbal emotional behavior of Malays and Temuan Aborigines. For sixteen years he was a member of the academic staff of the East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, where he headed a team of researchers in ten countries studying the language and behavior of emotion. He was member of the affiliate graduate faculty in the departments of communication and psychology at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. He served as Visiting Professor of Psychology at Western Washington University, and Adjunct Professor of Communication at the University of Arizona, and from 1994 through 2014 he taught Cross-Cultural Psychology, Emotion, Interviewing, and History of Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of San Francisco. Boucher is now retired in Carlsbad California as an independent scholar.

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