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Martin F. Sherman, Ph.D.

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


  • 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., Białobrzeska, 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]

Areas of Specialization

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.