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



From the moment Aileen first learned about the definition of the word “psychology,” she knew that she wanted to work in the field