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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

Trajectories of Big Five Personality Traits: A Coordinated Analysis of 16 Longitudinal Samplesty
E. K. Graham, S. J. Weston, D. Gerstorf, T. B. Yoneda, T. Booth et al.
European Journal of Personality, Journal article 2020
Journal article

Increased risk for hip fracture after death of a spouse-further support for bereavement frailty?
Cecilie Hongslo Vala, Mattias Lorentzon, Valter Sundh, H. Johansson, C Lewerin et al.
Osteoporosis international : a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA, Journal article 2020
Journal article

Increases in Neuroticism May Be an Early Indicator of Dementia: A Coordinated Analysis
T. Yoneda, J. Rush, E. K. Graham, Anne Ingeborg Berg, H. Comijs et al.
Journals of Gerontology Series B-Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, Journal article 2020
Journal article

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Performance on Neurocognitive Tests by Co-twins to Dementia Cases Compared to Normal Control Twins
Boo Johansson, M Gatz, A Fiske, C.A Reynolds, L Fratiglioni et al.
Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, Journal article 2005
Journal article

Complexity of work and risk of Alzheimer's disease: a population-based study of Swedish twins.
Boo Johansson, R Andel, M Crowe, N.L Pedersen, J Mortimer et al.
J Gerontology: Psychological Science, Journal article 2005
Journal article


CYP46A1 Variants Interact with Age and APOE to Influence CSF Aβ42 and Phospho-Tau Levels in Alzheimer's Disease
Annica Johansson, Hagit Katzov, Henrik Zetterberg, Lars Feuk, Boo Johansson et al.
The 9th International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease (ICAD), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 20-25 July 2004, Poster 2004

Sensitivity and specificity of dementia coding in two Swedish disease registries
Boo Johansson, Y-P Jin, M Gatz, N. L Pedersen
Neurology, Journal article 2004
Journal article

How heritable is Alzheimer's disease in late life? Findings in Swedish twins
N.L Pedersen, M Gatz, S Berg, Boo Johansson
Annals of neurology, Journal article 2004
Journal article

Genetic variants of ABCA1 modify Alzheimer disease risk and quantitative traits related to beta-amyloid metabolism
Hagit Katzov, Katy Chalmers, Juni Palmgren, Niels Andreasen, Boo Johansson et al.
HUMAN MUTATION, Journal article 2004
Journal article

Gender differences in heritability of depressive symptoms in the elderly
M Jansson, M. Gatz, S. Berg, Boo Johansson, B. Malmberg et al.
PSYCHOLOGICAL MEDICINE, Journal article 2004
Journal article

Comorbid type 2 diabetes mellitus and hypertension exacerbates cognitive decline: evidence from a longitudinal study
Linda Hassing, Scott M. Hofer, Sven E. Nilsson, Stig Berg, Nancy L. Pedersen et al.
Age and Ageing, Journal article 2004
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