Martin F. Sherman, Ph.D. – Psychology


Honorary Professor

Email: [email protected]


  • BA (Psychology) – University of Connecticut
  • PhD (Experimental and Social Psychology) – University of Maine
  • Licensed Psychologist in Maryland

Academic interests

Research interests include terror management theory, five-factor model of personality, psychopathology and personality, disgust sensitivity, inquiry and attitude research, gender role research and sexual orientation, emotional state of elevation, and spiritual transcendence.

Representative Publications

Raines, JM, Edwards, KR, Sherman, MF, Higginson, CI, Winnick, JB, Navin, K., Gettings, JM, Conteh, F., Bennett, SM, & Specht, MW (2018). Premonitory Urge for Tics Scale (PUTS): Replication and extension of psychometric properties in young people with chronic tics (CTD). Journal of Neural Transmission, 125727-734. [doi]

Lating, JM, Sherman, MF, & Everly, GS, Jr. (2018). Response to comment on Everly et al. (2016). The Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases, 206(5), 391-392. [doi]

O’Donnell, M., Nelson, LD, Ackermann, E., Aczel, B., Akhtar, A., Aldrovandi, S., Alshaif, N., Andringa, R., Aveyard, M., Babincak, P. , Balatekin, N., Baldwin, SA, Banik, G., Baskin, E., Bell, R., Białobrzeska, O., Birt, AR, Boot, WR, … Sherman, MF, … Zrubka, M. (2018). Recorded replication report: Dijksterhuis and van Knippenberg (1998). Perspectives on Psychological Science, 13(2), 268-294. [doi]

Silberzahn, R., Uhlmann, E., Martin, DP, Anselmi, P., Aust, F., Awtrey, E., Bahník, Š., Bai, F., Bannard, C., Bonnier, E., Carlsson , R., Cheung, F., Christensen, G., Clay, R., Craig, MA, Dalla Rosa, A., Dam, L., Evans, MH, … Sherman, MF, … Nosek, BA (2018). Many analysts, one set of data: make transparent the impact of variations in analytical choices on results. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Sciences, 1(3), 337-356. [doi]

Erford, BT, Bardhoshi, G., Johnson, EK, & Sherman, MF (2017). Disruptive Behavior Rating Scale – 2nd Edition – Parent Version (DBRS-II-P): A Reliability and Validity Study. Research and Evaluation of Counseling Outcomes, 8(2), 77-90. [doi]

Lating, JM, Moore, RA, Sherman, MF, Kirkhart, MW, Everly, GS, Jr., & Chen, JK (2017). Political Affiliation, Probable PTSD, and Symptoms of Depression Among Veterans in Iraq and Afghanistan: A Pilot Study. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases, 205(10), 809-811. [doi]

Whitsett, D., & Sherman, MF (2017). Do resettlement variables predict psychiatric treatment outcomes in a sample of asylum seeker survivors of torture? International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 63(8), 674-685. [doi]

Bardhoshi, G., Erford, BT, Sherman, MF, & Atalay, Z. (2017). Brief psychometric analysis of the Self-Report Scale – Parental Report (SES-P). Research and Evaluation of Counseling Outcomes, 8(2), 63-76. [doi]

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

Galecki, JM, Sherman, MF, Prénoveau, JM, & Chan, KS (2016). Analysis of Leeds Dependence Questionnaire items in community treatment centres. Psychological assessment, 28(9), 1061-1073. [doi]

Everly, GS, Jr., Lating, JM, Sherman, MF, & Goncher, I. (2016). The potential effectiveness of psychological first aid on self-reported anxiety and mood: a pilot study. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases, 204(3), 233-235. [doi]

Gerson, RRM, Orr, MG, Zhi, Q., Merrill, JA, Chen, DY, Riley, HEM, & Sherman, MF (2014). Preparedness for mass death among medical examiners/coroners in the United States: a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health, 14. [doi]

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

Blake, RA, Lating, JM, Sherman, MF, & Kirkhart, MW (2013). Probable PTSD and impairment in witnesses of work-related deaths. Journal of Loss and Trauma: International Perspectives on Stress and Coping, 19(2), 189-195. [doi]

Gershon, RRM, Kraus, LE, Raveis, VH, Sherman, MF, & Kailes, JI (2013). Emergency preparedness in a sample of people with disabilities. American Journal of Disaster Medicine, 8(1), 35-47. [doi]

Boudreaux, MF, Piedmont, RL, Sherman, MF, & Ozer, DJ (2013). Identifying Personality-Related Problems in Life: The Multi-Context Problems Checklist. Personality Assessment Diary, 95(1), 62-73. [doi]

Goncher, ID, Sherman, MF, Barnett, JE, & Haskins, D. (2013). Programmatic perceptions of self-care emphasis and quality of life among clinical psychology graduate trainees: the mediating role of self-care utilization. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 7(1), 53-60. [doi]

Gershon, RRM, Sherman, MF, Magda, LA, Riley, HEM, McAlexander, TP & Neitzel, R. (2013). Transit ridership and self-reported hearing health in an urban population. Journal of Urban Health, 90262-275. [doi]

Piedmont, RL, Sherman, MF, & Sherman, North Carolina (2012). High and low maladaptive openness: the case for experiential permeability. Personality Diary, 80(6), 1641-1668. [doi]

Festa, CC, Barry, C., Sherman, MF, & 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, RRM, Magda, LA, Riley, HEM, & Sherman, MF (2011). The World Trade Center Evacuation Study: Factors Associated with Triggering and Duration of Evacuation. Fire and materials, 36(5-6), 481-500. [doi]

Sherman, MF, Peyrot, M., Magda, LA, & Gershon, RRM (2011). Modeling pre-evacuation time by evacuees in World Trade Center Towers 1 and 2 on September 11, 2001: a new analysis using regression analysis. Fire Safety Log, 46(7), 414-424. [doi]

Farley, KL, Higginson, CI, Sherman, MF, & MacDougall, E. (2011). The ecological validity of clinical tests of visuospatial function in community-dwelling older adults. Clinical Neuropsychology Archives, 26(8), 728-738. [doi]

Gerson, RRM, Magda, LA, Canton, AN, Riley, HEM, Wiggins, F., Young, W., & Sherman, MF (2010). Pandemic-related capacity and willingness among home healthcare workers. American Journal of Disaster Medicine, 5(1), 15-26. [doi]

Gershon, RRM, Magda, LA, Qureshi, KA, Riley, HEM, Scanlon, E., Carney, MT, Richards, RJ, & Sherman, MF (2010). Factors associated with the ability and willingness of essential workers to report to work during a pandemic. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 52(10), 995-1003. [doi]

Borden, LA, LoPresto, CT, Sherman, MF, & Lyons, HZ (2010). Counselors’ perceptions of self-disclosure among lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults. Journal of LGBT issues in counseling, 4(2), 54-69. [doi]

Landis, S. Sherman, MF, Piedmont, RL, Kirkhart, MW, Rapp, EM and Bike, DH (2009). The relationship between elevation and self-reported prosocial behavior: incremental validity on the five-factor personality model. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 4(1), 71-84. [doi]


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