Loyola University Maryland


Martin F. Sherman, Ph.D.

Professor EmeritusMartin Sherman

Email: msherman@loyola.edu


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

Scholarly Interests

Research interests include terror management theory, five-factor model of personality, psychopathology and personality, disgust sensitivity, survey and attitude research, gender role research and sexual orientation, the emotional state of elevation, and 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. [doi]

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(5), 391-392. [doi]

O'Donnell, M., Nelson, L. D., Ackermann, E., Aczel, B., Akhtar, A., Aldrovandi, S., Alshaif, N., Andringa, R., Aveyard, M., Babincak, P., Balatekin, N., Baldwin, S. A., Banik, G., Baskin, E., Bell, R., BiaƂobrzeska, O., Birt, A. R., Boot, W. R., ... Sherman, M. F., ... Zrubka, M. (2018). Registered replication report: Dijksterhuis and van Knippenberg (1998). Perspectives on Psychological Science, 13(2), 268-294. [doi]

Silberzahn, R., Uhlmann, E., Martin, D. P., Anselmi, P., Aust, F., Awtrey, E., Bahník, Š., Bai, F., Bannard, C., Bonnier, E., Carlsson, R., Cheung, F., Christensen, G., Clay, R., Craig, M. A., Dalla Rosa, A., Dam, L., Evans, M. H., ... Sherman, M. F., ... Nosek, B. A. (2018). Many analysts, one data set: Making transparent how variations in analytic choices affect results. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 1(3), 337-356. [doi]

Erford, B. T., Bardhoshi, G., Johnson, E. K., & Sherman, M. F. (2017). Disruptive Behavior Rating Scale - 2nd Edition - Parent Version (DBRS-II-P): A study of reliability and validity. Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation, 8(2), 77-90. [doi]

Lating, J. M., Moore, R. A., Sherman, M. F., Kirkhart, M. W., Everly, G. S., Jr., & Chen, J. K. (2017). Political affiliation, probable PTSD, and symptoms of depression in Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans: A pilot study. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 205(10), 809-811. [doi]

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(8), 674-685. [doi]

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(2), 63-76. [doi]

Sherman, M. F., Gershon, R. R., Riley, H. E. M., Zhi, Q., Magda, L. A., & Peyrot, M. (2016). Emergency preparedness safety climate and other factors associated with mental health outcomes among World Trade Center disaster evacuees. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 11(3), 326-336. [doi]

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(9), 1061-1073. [doi]

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. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 204(3), 233-235. [doi]

Gerson, 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, 14. [doi]

Gillilan, R., Sherman, M. F., Ahmed, S., & Puchalski, C. (2014). Seek and you will find. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 64(1), 100-110. [doi]

Blake, R. A., Lating, J. M., Sherman, M. F., & Kirkhart, M. W. (2013). Probable PTSD and impairment in witnesses of work-related fatalities. Journal of Loss and Trauma: International Perspectives on Stress and Coping, 19(2), 189-195. [doi]

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(1), 35-47. [doi]

Boudreaux, M. F., Piedmont, R. L., Sherman, M. F., & Ozer, D. J. (2013). Identifying personality-related problems in living: The Multi-Context Problems Checklist. Journal of Personality Assessment, 95(1), 62-73. [doi]

Goncher, I. D., Sherman, M. F., Barnett, J. E., & Haskins, D. (2013). Programmatic perceptions of 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(1), 53-60. [doi]

Gershon, R. R. M., Sherman, M. F., Magda, L. A., Riley, H. E. M., McAlexander, T. P., & Neitzel, R. (2013). Mass transit ridership and self-reported hearing health in an urban population. Journal of Urban Health, 90, 262-275. [doi]

Piedmont, R. L., Sherman, M. F., & Sherman, N. C. (2012). Maladaptively high and low openness: The case for experiential permeability. Journal of Personality, 80(6), 1641-1668. [doi]

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(1), 283-296. [doi]

Gershon, R. R. M., Magda, L. A., Riley, H. E. M., & Sherman, M. F. (2011). The World Trade Center evacuation study: Factors associated with initiation and length of time for evacuation. Fire and Materials, 36(5-6), 481-500. [doi]

Sherman, M. F., Peyrot, M., Magda, L. A., & Gershon, R. R. M. (2011). Modeling pre-evacuation delay by evacuees in the World Trade Center Towers 1 and 2 on September 11, 2001: A revisit using regression analysis. Fire Safety Journal, 46(7), 414-424. [doi]

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(8), 728-738. [doi]

Gerson, 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(1), 15-26. [doi]

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(10), 995-1003. [doi]

Borden, L. A., LoPresto, C. T., Sherman, M. F., & Lyons, H. Z. (2010). Perceptions of self-disclosing counselors among lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 4(2), 54-69. [doi]

Landis, S., Sherman, M. F., Piedmont, R. L., Kirkhart, M. W., Rapp, E. M., & Bike, D. H. (2009). The relation between elevation and self-reported prosocial behavior: Incremental validity over the Five-Factor Model of Personality. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 4(1), 71-84. [doi]

Knekiya Harper


Knekiya says she found everything she wanted at Loyola: the training to become a mental health therapist, hands-on counseling experience, and the chance to be a mentor