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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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Stability and change in genetic and environmental components of personality in old age
S Read, G.M Vogler, N.L Pedersen, Boo Johansson
Personality and Individual Differences, Journal article 2006
Journal article

The immune risk phenotype is associated with Il-6 in the terminal decline stage: Findings from the Swedish NONA immune longitudinal study of very late life functioning
A Wikby, B.O Nilsson, R Forsey, J Thompson, J Strindhall et al.
Mechanisms Ageing and Development, Journal article 2006
Journal article

Effects of repeated testing in a longitudinal age-homogeneous study of cognitive aging
Valgeir Thorvaldsson, S. M Hofer, S Berg, Boo Johansson
Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, Journal article 2006
Journal article

Sex differences after all those years? Heritability of cognitive abilities in old age
S Read, N.L Pedersen, M Gatz, S Berg, E Vuoksimaa et al.
Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, Journal article 2006
Journal article

Antinuclear antibodies in the oldest-old women and men
B.O Nilsson, T Skogh, J Ernerudh, Boo Johansson, S Lofgren et al.
Journal of Autoimmun, Journal article 2006
Journal article

What matters most for life satisfaction in the oldest-old?
A I Berg, Linda Hassing, G. E McClearn, Boo Johansson
Aging & Mental Health, Journal article 2006
Journal article


Cognitive performance 10-18 years before stroke
Simona Sacuiu, G Xinxin, Deborah Gustafson, Ingmar Skoog, Valgeir Thorvaldsson et al.
Second Congress of the International Society for Vascular, Behavioural, and Cognitive Disorders (VasCog), Firenze, Italy., Conference paper 2005
Conference paper

Re: Cancer as a risk factor for long-term cognitive deficits and dementia - Response
Lara H. Heflin, Beth E. Meyerowitz, Paul Lichtenstein, Boo Johansson, Nancy L. Pedersen et al.
Journal article

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