Loyola University Maryland


Martin F. Sherman, Ph.D.

Professor of PsychologyMartin Sherman Director, Masters Education - Thesis Track

Office: Beatty Hall, Room 222B
Telephone: 410-617-2417
Email: MSherman@loyola.edu


  • B.A., (Psychology), University of Connecticut
  • Ph.D. (Experimental, Social Psychology), University of Maine
  • Licensed Psychologist in Maryland

Scholarly Interests:

  • Terror Management theory
  • Five Factor Model of Personality
  • Psychopathology and personality
  • Disgust sensitivity
  • Survey and attitude research
  • Gender role research-sexual orientation
  • The emotional state of elevation
  • Spiritual Transcendence

Representative Publications:

Raines, J. M., Edwards, K. R., Sherman, M. F.  , Higginson, C. I., Winnick, J. B., Navin, K., Gettings, J. M., Conteh, F., Bennett, S. M., & Specht, M. W. (2018). Premonitory Urge for Tics Scale (PUTS): Replication and extension of psychometric properties in youth with chronic tic disorders (CTDs). Journal of Neural Transmission, 125, 727-734. 

Lating, J. M., Sherman, M. F., & Everly, G. S., Jr. (2018). Response to commentary on Everly et al.  (2016). The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 206, 391-392. https://doi.org/10.1097/NMD.0000000000000811 

O’Donnell, M., Nelson, L. D., … Sherman, M. F., …(2018). Registered replication report: Dijksterhuis and van Knippenberg (1998). Perspectives on Psychological Science, 13, 268-294. https://doi.org/10.1177/1745691618755704 

Silberzahn, R., Uhlmann, E., … Sherman, M. F., … (2017, September 21). Many analysts, one dataset: Making transparent how variations in analytical choices affect results. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science. http:/dx.doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/QKWST

Erford, B. T., Bardhoshi, G., Johnson, E. K., & Sherman, M. F. (2017). Disruptive Behavior Rating 

Lating, J. M., Moore, R. A., Sherman, M. F., Kirkhart, M. W., Everly, G. S., Jr., & Chen, J. (2017). Political affiliation, probable PTSD and symptoms of depression in Iraq and Afghanistan combat-veterans: A pilot study. Journal Nervous and Mental Disease, 205, 809-811.  https://doi.org/10.1097/NMD.0000000000000715

Whitsett, D., & Sherman, M. F. (2017). Do resettlement variables predict psychiatric treatment outcomes in a sample of asylum-seeking survivors of torture? International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 63, 674-685. https://doi.org/10.1177/0020764017727022 

Bardhoshi, G., Erford, B. T., Sherman, M. F., & Atalay, Z. (2017). Brief psychometric analysis of the Self-evaluation Scale-Parent Report (SES-P). Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation, 8, 63-76 https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21501378.2017.1336616

Sherman, M. F., Gershon, R. R. M., Riley, H. E. M., Magda, L. A., & Peyrot, M. (2016). The relation between emergency preparedness safety climate and mental health outcomes in World Trade Center disaster evacuees. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. pp. 1-11. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/dmp.2016.136

Galecki, J. M., Sherman, M. F., Prenoveau, J. M., & Chan, K. S. (2016). Item analysis of the Leeds Dependence Questionnaire in community treatment centers. Psychological Assessment, 28, 1061-1073. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pas0000306

Everly, G. S. Jr., Lating, J. M., Sherman, M. F., & Goncher, I. (2016). The potential efficacy of psychological first aid on self-reported anxiety and mood: A pilot study. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 204, 233-235. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NMD.0000000000000429

Gershon, R. R. M., Orr, M. G., Zhi, Q., Merrill, J. A., Chen, D. Y., Riley, H. E. M., & Sherman, M. F. (2014). Mass fatality preparedness among medical examiners/coroners in the United States: A cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health, 12. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-14-1275 

Gillilan, R., Sherman, M. F., Ahmed, S., & Puchalski, C. (2015). Seek and you will find. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 65, 864-865. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2014.10.075

Blake, R. A., Lating, J. M., Sherman, M. F., & Kirkhart, M. W. (2014). Probable PTSD and impairment in witnesses of work-related fatalities. Journal of Loss and Trauma: International Perspectives on Stress and Coping, 19, 189 -195. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15325024.2013.775889

Gershon, R. R. M., Kraus, L. E., Raveis, V. H., & Sherman, M. F., & Kailes, J. I. (2013). Emergency preparedness in a sample of persons with disabilities. American Journal of Disaster Medicine, 8, 35-47. http://dx.doi.org/10.5055/ajdm.2013.0109

Boudreaux, M. J., Piedmont, R. L., Sherman, M. F., & Ozer, D. J. (2012). Identifying personality-related problems in living: The Multi-Context Problems Checklist. Journal of Personality Assessment, 95, 62-73. http://dx.doi.org.10.1080/00223891.717149

Piedmont, R., Sherman, M. F., & Sherman, N. C. (2012). Maladaptively high and low openness: The case for Experiential Permeability. Journal of Personality, 80, 1641- 1668. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6494.2012.00777.x

Goncher, I. D., Sherman, M. F., Barnett, J. E., & Haskins, D. (2013).Programmatic self-care emphasis  and quality-of-life among graduate trainees in clinical psychology: The mediational role of self-care utilization. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 7, 53-60. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0031501

Gershon, R. R. M., Sherman, M. F., Magda, L. A., Riley, H. E., McAlexander, T. P., & Neitzel, R. (2012). Mass transit ridership and self-reported hearing health in an urban population. Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, 90, 262-275. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11524-012-9734-2

Gershon, R. R. M., Magda, L. A., Riley, H. E. M., & Sherman, M. F. (2012). The World Trade Center Evacuation Study: Factors associated with initiation and length of time for evacuation. Fire and Materials, 36, 481-500. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/fam.1080

Sherman, M. F., Peyrot, M., Magda, L. A., & Gershon, R. R. M. (2011). Modeling pre-evacuation delay by evacuees in World Trade Center Towers 1 and 2 on September 11, 2011: A revisit using regression analysis. Fire Safety Journal, 46, 414-424. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.firesaf.2011.0001

Festa, C. C., Barry, C., Sherman, M. F., & Grover, R. L. (2012). Quality of college students’ same-sex 
friendships as a function of personality and interpersonal competence. Psychological Reports, 110, 283-296. http://dx.doi.org/10.2466/04.09.21.PRO.110.1.283-296

Farley, K. L., Higginson, C. I., Sherman, M. F., & MacDougall, E. (2011). The ecological validity of clinical tests of visuospatial function in community-dwelling older adults. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 26, 728-738. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/arclin/acr069

Gershon, R. R. M., Magda, L. A., Canton, A. N., Riley, H. E. M., Wiggins, F., Young, W., & Sherman, M. F. (2010). Pandemic-related ability and willingness in home healthcare workers. American Journal of Disaster Medicine, 5, 15-26 http://dx.doi.org/10.5055/ajdm.2010.0002

Gershon, R. R. M., Magda, L. A., Qureshi, K. A., Riley, H. E. M., Scanlon, E., Carney, M. T., Richards, R. J., & Sherman, M. F. (2010). Factors associated with the ability and willingness of essential workers to report to duty during a pandemic. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 52, 995-1003. http://dx.doi.org/10.5055/ajdm.2010.0002

Borden, L. A., Lopresto, C. T., Sherman, M. F., & Lyons, H. Z. (2010). Perceptions of self-disclosing counselors among lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 4(2), 54-69. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15538605.2010.481958

Landis, S., Sherman, M. F., Piedmont, R. L., Kirkhart, M., Bike, D., & Rapp, E. (2009). Elevation and its incremental validity above and beyond the Five-Factor Model of Personality. Journal of Positive Psychology, 4, 71-84. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17439760802399208

Course Offerings:

PY746.41: Research Methods I

PY791.41: Computer (SPSS) Analysis of Psychological Data

PY414.41: Advanced Statistics with Computer Applications
PY292.01 Research Methods in Psychology II