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Richard Sherman

Richard Sherman

Richard C. Sherman joined the Department in 1970 and retired in 2000. He continues his involvement with the Department in a consulting capacity and as webmaster for PsyberSite, a portal for World Wide Web tutorials on a variety of topics in Social Psychology:

His research articles have appeared in Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, Memory & Cognition, Multivariate Behavioral Research, Child Development, Environment and Behavior, CyberPsychology & Behavior, Computers in Human Behavior, Journal of Excellence in College Teaching, and Teaching of Psychology. His research interests focused on social cognition, and also on social psychological issues pertaining to environmental psychology and to internet technology. In the area of social cognition his work concerned factors influencing the organization and accuracy of memory for social information, and the role of memory in social judgments and behavior. Most recently his research examined how interpretations of the causes of social events influence memory for causally relevant information, and how people construct causal explanations for social events and for their own behavior. Another recent direction of research focused on gender differences in response to internet technology and processes underlying online self-presentation.

Dr. Sherman was also an active leader in the integration of internet technology and teaching. His philosophy was to employ the internet to enhance active and collaborative student-centered learning, as illustrated by his courses in Advanced Social Psychology, The Social Psychology of Cyberspace, Cyberspace and Social Psychology, and Issues in Environmental Psychology.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Causal Attribution
  • Gender Psychology
  • Internet and Virtual Psychology
  • Person Perception
  • Social Cognition

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Richard Sherman
Department of Psychology
Miami University
Oxford, Ohio 45056
United States

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