Our Teaching Faculty includes numerous faculty members in several colleges at UAH who teach classes designated as Women's and Gender Studies courses.


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.