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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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Mid- and late-life diabetes in relation to the risk of dementia: a population-based twin study.
W. Xu, C. Qiu, M. Gatz, N.L. Pedersen, Boo Johansson et al.
Diabetes, Journal article 2009
Journal article

Classification models for early identification of persons at risk for dementia in primary care: an evaluation in a sample aged 80 years and older.
Tessa N van den Kommer, Daniel E Bontempo, Hannie C Comijs, Scott M Hofer, Miranda G Dik et al.
Dementia and geriatric cognitive disorders, Journal article 2009
Journal article

Äldres läkemedelsanvändning. Hur kan den förbättras?
Boo Johansson
Stockholm, SBU, Statens beredning för medicinsk utvärdering, Report 2009

A survey of ABCA1 sequence variation confirms association with dementia.
Chandra A Reynolds, Mun-Gwan Hong, Ulrika K Eriksson, Kaj Blennow, Anna M Bennet et al.
Human mutation, Journal article 2009
Journal article

Heritabilities for fifteen routine biochemical values: findings in 215 Swedish twin pairs 82 years of age or older.
Sven E Nilsson, Sanna Read, Stig Berg, Boo Johansson
Scandinavian journal of clinical and laboratory investigation, Journal article 2009
Journal article

Depression as a risk factor or prodromal feature for dementia? Findings in a population-based sample of Swedish twins.
Jessica A Brommelhoff, Margaret Gatz, Boo Johansson, John J McArdle, Laura Fratiglioni et al.
Psychology and aging, Journal article 2009
Journal article

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