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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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Geropsykologin I grannlandet Sverige: Perspektiv och erfarenheter
Boo Johansson
”..d’er ofte godt som dei gamle talar ..”. Gamle under lupen – bidrag till forståelse av aldring, Tönsberg, Norge, Forlaget Aldring og Helse, Chapter in book 2009
Chapter in book

The Immune risk profile and associated Parameters in late life: Lessons from the OCTO and NONA longitudinal studies
A Wikby, J Strindhall, Boo Johansson
Handbook on Immunosenescence. Basic understanding and clinical applications. , Springer, Chapter in book 2009
Chapter in book

The pattern of cognitive symptoms predicts time to dementia onset.
Simona Sacuiu, Deborah Gustafson, Boo Johansson, Valgeir Thorvaldsson, Stig Berg et al.
Alzheimer's & dementia : the journal of the Alzheimer's Association, Journal article 2009
Journal article

Overweight in midlife and risk of dementia: a 40-year follow-up study
Linda Hassing, Anna Dahl, Valgeir Thorvaldsson, Stig Berg, Maragaret Gatz et al.
International Journal of Obesity, Journal article 2009
Journal article


Forskarflykten slår hårt mot läkemedelsindustrin
B Winblad, M Eriksdotter-Jönhagen, G Johansson, A Nordberg, Lennart Minthon et al.
Dagens Industri 22 sept 2008, Magazine article 2008
Magazine article

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

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