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Magnus Lindwall


Magnus Lindwall
+46 31 786 1652

Room number: 426
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 Magnus Lindwall

Magnus Lindwall is a Professor of health psychology, with a special focus in the psychology of exercise and physical activity. Magnus wrote his PhD thesis (defended in 2004) at the Department of Psychology, Stockholm University about self-perceptions linked to the body (physical self-perceptions), and exercise. The years 2004-2008, he was a senior lecturer at the University of Halmstad and 2008-2011 he moved to the Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg via a post doc position and then as a senior lecturer. From the autumn of 2011 he was employed as a senior lecturer at Department of Food, Nutrition and Sport Sciences (IKI), and in 2015 he was appointed as professor of sport and exercise psychology there. In 2017 he moved to Department of Psychology again and was appointed as professor of health psychology.

Magnus' research is mainly on the relationship between physical activity/exercise and mental health (i.e., exercise psychology). and motivation in exercise. In his research he has  primarily looked at the relationship between physical activity and depression and cognition in the elderly. He also conducts research on the concepts of self-esteem and self-perception (linked towards the body) and motivation in physical activity and exercise.

He is currently the project leader of the large research program on the psychology of retirement, called HEARTS.

Magnus is also interested in measurement in psychology (psychometrics) and uses in his research advanced statistical analysis methods (e.g., structural equation modeling, SEM) to test theoretical models and evaluate instruments in psychology and exercise psychology. 

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

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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Motivational profiles and burnout in elite athletes: A person-centered approach
H. Gustafsson, M. Carlin, L. Podlog, A. Stenling, Magnus Lindwall
Psychology of Sport And Exercise, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Longitudinal associations between exercise identity and exercise motivation: A multilevel growth curve model approach
N. Ntoumanis, A. Stenling, C. Thøgersen-Ntoumani, S. Vlachopoulos, Magnus Lindwall et al.
Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, Journal article 2018
Journal article


Psychosocial factors and sport injuries: Meta-analyses for prediction and prevention
Andreas Ivarsson, Urban Johnson, Mark Andersen, Ulrika Tranaeus, Andreas Stenling et al.
Sports Medicine, Journal article 2017
Journal article

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