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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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Physical exercise at midlife and risk of dementia three decades later: a population-based study of Swedish twins.
R Andel, M Crowe, NL. Pedersen, L Fratiglioni, Boo Johansson et al.
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci, Journal article 2008
Journal article

The immune risk profile is associated with age and gender: findings from three Swedish population studies of individuals 20-100 years of age
A Wikby, IA Månsson, Boo Johansson, J Strindhall, SE Nilsson
Biogerontology., Journal article 2008
Journal article


Time of Onset in Acceleration of Cognitive Decline in Pre-Clinical Dementia. A Report from the H70 Study
Valgeir Thorvaldsson, Ingmar Skoog, Boo Johansson
At the 60th Annual Scientific Meeting “The Era of Global Aging: Challenges and Opportunities”. The Gerontologist, vol 47, Spical issue II, Oct. 2007 , Conference paper 2007
Conference paper

Immune Risk Phenotypes and associated parameters in very old humans: a review of findings in the Swedish NONA immune longitudinal study
A Wikby, G.F Ferguson, J Strindhall, R Forsey, T Fulop et al.
Immunosenescence Pawelec (ed )Landes Bioscience, Chapter in book 2007
Chapter in book

Accounting for the relationship between low education and dementia: a twin study.
M Gatz, J Mortimer, L Fratiglioni, Boo Johansson, S Berg et al.
Physiol Behav, Journal article 2007
Journal article

No Immune Risk Profile among individuals who reach 100 years of age: findings from the Swedish NONA immune longitudinal study
J Strindhall, B.O Nilsson, S Löfgren, J Ernerudh, G Pawelec et al.
Exp Gerontol., Journal article 2007
Journal article

Telomere length predicts survival independent of genetic influences
S.L. Bakaysa, L. A. Mucci, P.E. Slagboom, D.I. Boomsma, G.E. McClearn et al.
Aging Cell, Journal article 2007
Journal article

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