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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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'A no means no'--measuring depression using a single-item question versus Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS-D).
Johanna Skoogh, Nathalie Ylitalo, P Larsson Omeróv, A Hauksdóttir, U Nyberg et al.
Annals of oncology, Journal article 2010
Journal article

Analysis of lipid pathway genes indicates association of sequence variation near SREBF1/TOM1L2/ATPAF2 with dementia risk.
Chandra A Reynolds, Mun-Gwan Hong, Ulrika K Eriksson, Kaj Blennow, Fredrik Wiklund et al.
Human molecular genetics, Journal article 2010
Journal article

A relationship between migraine and biliary tract disorders: findings in two Swedish samples of elderly twins
S. Nilsson, L Edvinsson, B. Malmberg, Boo Johansson, M. Linder
Acta Neurol Scand, Journal article 2010
Journal article

Stability of genetic influences on pulmonary function in a longitudinal study of octogenarian twins.
Terrie Vasilopoulos, Holly A Mack, Gerald E McClearn, Stig Berg, Boo Johansson et al.
American journal of human biology : the official journal of the Human Biology Council, Journal article 2010
Journal article

Midlife fruit and vegetable consumption and risk of dementia in later life in Swedish twins.
Tiffany F Hughes, Ross Andel, Brent J Small, Amy R Borenstein, James A Mortimer et al.
The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, Journal article 2010
Journal article

Work-related exposure to extremely low-frequency magnetic fields and dementia: results from the population-based study of dementia in Swedish twins.
Ross Andel, Michael Crowe, Maria Feychting, Nancy L Pedersen, Laura Fratiglioni et al.
The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences, Journal article 2010
Journal article

Sequence variation in SORL1 and dementia risk in Swedes.
Chandra A Reynolds, Mun-Gwan Hong, Ulrika K Eriksson, Kaj Blennow, Boo Johansson et al.
Neurogenetics, Journal article 2010
Journal article

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