University of ArizonaNorton School of Family and Consumer Sciences


Melissa Flores

Academic Program: 
Family Studies and Human Development
Degrees: 
MS Psychology

 

 

I am interested in exploring how stress experienced within the context of romantic relationships can influence health and disease via autonomic and immune pathways. 

Recent Accomplishments: 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS:

Vargas, P. A., Flores, M., & Robles, E. (2014). Sleep Quality and Body Mass Index in College Students: The Role of Sleep Disturbances. Journal of American College Health, (just-accepted), 00-00.

 

PRESENTATIONS:

Flores, M., Borders J., Butler, E.A. (2015, March) Weight maintenance in couples: positive and negative partner influences on BMI and percent body fat. Poster submitted to the American Psychosomatic Society Annual Meeting, Savannah, GA. 

Vargas, P. A., Morton T. A., Flores, M., & Robles, E. (May, 2014) Sleeping patterns and psychological risk factors among college students. Poster presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Society for Pediatric Research Joint Meeting, Vancouver, Canada.

Flores, M, Swanson, H., Roberts, N. A., & Burleson, M. H. (2013, February) Sleeping together: marital satisfaction and the social context of sleep. Poster presented at The Happiness and Well-Being Pre-Conference, Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Conference, Austin, TX.

Flores, M., Lara, G., Altholz, R. L., Jackson, S., & Vargas, P. A. (2013, April). Health in happiness: predictors of self-reported health in college students. Poster presented at The Western Psychological Association Annual Conference, Reno, NV.

Lara, G., Flores, M., Altholz, R. L., Jackson, S., & Vargas, P. A. (2013, May). Allergies and self-medication in college students.  Poster presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.

Powell, K., Walter, C. M., Valancova, K., Vincellete, T., Flores, M., & Roberts, N.A. (2011, October). Emotions in police marriages: Implications for couples under stress. Poster presented at The International Association for Relationship Research (IARR); Health, Emotions, and Relationships, Tucson, AZ.

Valancova, K., Guan, X., Martinez-Morales, V., Bear, M., Flores, M., Roberts, N. A., & Burleson, M. H. (2011, October). Acculturation-related differences in attitudes and experiences of physical affection and touch. Poster presented at The International Association for Relationship Research (IARR); Health, Emotions, and Relationships, Tucson, AZ.

Aguirre, F., Flores, M., Argueta, N., & Bigler, R. (2011, February). Culturally compatible psychoeducation: Improving attitudes toward help seeking in Mexican American undergraduates. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Winter Roundtable, New York, NY.



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