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Boo Johansson


Boo Johansson

+46 31 786 1656

Room number: 441
Postal Address: Box 500, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Haraldsgatan 1 , 41314 Göteborg

Department of Psychology (More Information)
Box 500
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Haraldsgatan 1 , 413 14 Göteborg

About Boo Johansson


  • 2001 - Professor of Psychology, especially geropsychology, Dept. of Psychology, University of Gothenburg.
  • 1993- Adjunct Professor of Biobehavioral Health, Pennsylvania State University, USA.
  • 1975-2001 Research Psychologist, Associate Professor, Professor, Institute of Gerontology, University College of Health Sciences, Jönköping.
  • 1995 Specialist Diploma in Clinical Psychology
  • 1990 Associate professor (docent affiliation), Dept. of Psychology, University of Gothenburg
  • 1985 Ph.D in psychology, Dept. of Psychology, University of Gothenburg
  • 1982 Licenced psychologist
  • 1975 BA in psychology, Uppsala university.


  • Geropsychology- Adult Development and Aging
  • Cognitive health – Neuropsychology
  • Mental Health and Well-being in Aging

Research interests

Cognition, cognitive and mental health in late adulthood and aging. Normal aging, compromised cognition, and dementia. Clinical, twin, and longitudinal population-based aging studies.

Current research


OCTO TWIN Study (project catalogue)

Selected publications


Latest publications

The Role of Personality in Retirement Adjustment: Longitudinal Effects on Life Satisfaction
Isabelle Hansson, Georg Henning, Sandra Buratti, Magnus Lindwall, Marie Kivi et al.
GSA Annual Scientific Meeting, Austin, Texas, USA, November 13-17, 2019, Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

A Multi-study Coordinated Meta-analysis of Pulmonary Function and Cognition in Aging
E. C. Duggan, A. M. Piccinin, S. Clouston, A. V. Koval, A. Robitaille et al.
Journals of Gerontology Series a-Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Longitudinal correspondence between subjective and objective memory in the oldest old: A parallel process model by gender
J. W. Jones, E. B. Fauth, M. Ernsth Bravell, Boo Johansson, T. Ledermann
European Journal of Ageing, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Direct and Indirect Associations between Personality and Life Satisfaction in the Retirement Transition
Isabelle Hansson, Georg Henning, Sandra Buratti, Magnus Lindwall, Boo Johansson et al.
International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress (IAGG-ER), Gothenburg, Sweden, May 23-25, 2019, Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

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Evidence that the gene encoding insulin degrading enzyme influences human lifespan.
Mun-Gwan Hong, Chandra Reynolds, Margaret Gatz, Boo Johansson, Jennifer C Palmer et al.
Human molecular genetics, Journal article 2008
Journal article

Cognitive Change as Conditional on Age Heterogeneity in onset of Mortality-Related Processes and Repeated Testing Effects
Valgeir Thorvaldsson, S, M Hofer, Linda Hassing, Boo Johansson
Handbook of Cognitive Aging: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Chapter in book 2008
Chapter in book

Memory and cognition in ageing
Boo Johansson
Handbook of the Clincial Psychology of Ageing., John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chapter in book 2008
Chapter in book

Physical exercise at midlife and risk of dementia three decades later: a population-based study of Swedish twins.
R Andel, M Crowe, NL. Pedersen, L Fratiglioni, Boo Johansson et al.
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci, Journal article 2008
Journal article

The immune risk profile is associated with age and gender: findings from three Swedish population studies of individuals 20-100 years of age
A Wikby, IA Månsson, Boo Johansson, J Strindhall, SE Nilsson
Biogerontology., Journal article 2008
Journal article


Time of Onset in Acceleration of Cognitive Decline in Pre-Clinical Dementia. A Report from the H70 Study
Valgeir Thorvaldsson, Ingmar Skoog, Boo Johansson
At the 60th Annual Scientific Meeting “The Era of Global Aging: Challenges and Opportunities”. The Gerontologist, vol 47, Spical issue II, Oct. 2007 , Conference paper 2007
Conference paper

Immune Risk Phenotypes and associated parameters in very old humans: a review of findings in the Swedish NONA immune longitudinal study
A Wikby, G.F Ferguson, J Strindhall, R Forsey, T Fulop et al.
Immunosenescence Pawelec (ed )Landes Bioscience, Chapter in book 2007
Chapter in book

Accounting for the relationship between low education and dementia: a twin study.
M Gatz, J Mortimer, L Fratiglioni, Boo Johansson, S Berg et al.
Physiol Behav, Journal article 2007
Journal article

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