Dr. Aurora Torres

Assistant Professor, Psychology


1310 Ben Graves Drive
Morton Hall
Room 226
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
  • M.S., University of Oklahoma
  • B.S., University of Oklahoma


  • Psychobiology
  • Association for Psychological Science


  • Emotion & Stress
  • Health Psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Psychobiology of Stress and Illness

Recent Publications

  • Killion, J. & Torres, A. (2017). Resiliency and the ability to detect humor. ​College Student Journal, 138, ​17-26. ISSN: 0013-1172

  • Baldwin, C. L. & Torres, A. (2017). The interaction of reactivity style and music on responses to unpleasant pictures. ​Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain, 27(1), ​63-74.doi:10.1037/pmu0000169

  • Stutts, C.A. & Torres, A. (2012). Taste interacts with sound symbolism. ​North American Journal of Psychology, 14​, 175-184.

  • Michael, K.C., Torres, A., & Seemann E.A. (2007). Adolescents’ health habits, coping styles and self concept are predicted by exposure to interparental conflict. ​Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 48​, 155-174.

  • Torres, A., Evans, W.D., Pathak, S. & Vancil, C. (2001). Family structure influences cardiovascular reactivity in college students. ​Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 34​,161-177.

  • Gibson, A.R., Smith, K. & Torres, A. (2000). Glancing behavior of participants using automated teller machines while bystanders approach. ​Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research, 5​, 148-151.

  • Torres, A., & Bowens, L. (2000) Correlations between internalization theme of racial identity attitude survey-B and systolic blood pressure. ​Ethnicity & Disease, 10​,375-383.

  • Torres A, Belser WWB, Umeda K, Tucker DC. (1997). Indicators of delayed maturation of rat heart treated prenatally with dexamethasone. ​Pediatric Research, 42​,139-144.

  • Torres A, Tucker DC. (1995) Glucocorticoid stimulation interacts with sympathetic innervation to affect cardiac development ​in oculo​. ​Pediatric Research, 38​, 479-484.

  • Torres A, Tucker DC. (1993) Effects of thyroid hormones on cardiac development ​in oculo​. American Journal of Physiology, 264​, H244-H251.