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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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Memory and cognitive trajectories from age 85 to 100: Normative and individual data in H70.
Valgeir Thorvaldsson, S Berg, G Steen, Boo Johansson
17th Nordic Congress of Gerontology, Stockholm, Sweden (abstract nr. P155:18) , Conference paper 2004
Conference paper

Importance of functional capacity for life-satisfaction in late life: Findings in a population-based sample aged 80 and older
Anne Ingeborg Berg, Linda Hassing, G.E. McClearn, Boo Johansson
Presented at 17th Nordic Congress in Gerontology (Stockholm, Sweden), Conference paper 2004
Conference paper

Gerontology in Sweden. A research and institutional perspective
Boo Johansson, B Malmberg
Contemporary Gerontology: A Journal of Reviews and Critical Discourse, Journal article 2004
Journal article

Laxative treatment elevates plasma homocysteine: a study on a population-based Swedish sample of old people
Boo Johansson, SE Nilsson, S Takkinen, G Dotevall, A Melander et al.
European Journal of Pharmacology, Journal article 2004
Journal article

Change in cognitive cababilities in the old-old: The effects of proximity to death in genetically-related individuals over a six-year period.
Boo Johansson, S, M Hofer, J, C Allaire, M, M Maldonado-Molina, M Piccinin et al.
Psych Aging, Journal article 2004
Journal article

Type 2 diabetes mellitus contributes to cognitive change in the oldest old: A longitudinal population-based study
Linda Hassing, M. D Grant, S. M Hofer, N. L Pedersen, S. E Nilsson et al.
Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, Journal article 2004
Journal article


Type 2 diabetes mellitus and cognitive performance in a population-based sample of the oldest-old: Impact of comorbid dementia
Linda Hassing, Boo Johansson, Nancy Pedersen, Sven Nilsson, Stig Berg et al.
Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition, Journal article 2003
Journal article


Terminal decline and markers of cerebrovascular and cardiovascular
Linda Hassing, Boo Johansson, Stig Berg, Sven Nilsson, Nancy Pedersen et al.
The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences, Journal article 2002
Journal article

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