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Valgeir Thorvaldsson

Senior lecturer

Valgeir Thorvaldsson
Senior lecturer
valgeir.thorvaldsson@psy.gu.se
+46 31 786 1675

Room number: 533
Postal Address: Box 500, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Haraldsgatan 1 , 41314 Göteborg


Department of Psychology (More Information)
Box 500
405 30 Göteborg
www.psy.gu.se
psykologi@psy.gu.se
Visiting Address: Haraldsgatan 1 , 413 14 Göteborg

About Valgeir Thorvaldsson

Biography

B. A. in psychology, University of Iceland 2001
Licentiate (comparable to master) in psychology, University of Gothenburg 2005
PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg 2008
Post-doc, Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg and University of Victoria, BC, Canada 2010
Associate professor, Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg 2015
 

Teaching

Quantitative methods, especially Bayesian data analyses, multilevel and structural equation modeling of longitudinal data.

Research interests

Determining factors (i.e., genetic and environmental), of cognitive aging and dementia risk among older citizens.

Current research

Vascular factors of importance for cognitive aging and dementia risk among older individuals, birth cohort differences and cognitive aging, associations between sleep quality and cognitive decline.

Selected publications

Thorvaldsson, V., Skoog, I., & Johansson, B. (2017). IQ as moderator of terminal decline in perceptual and motor speed, spatial, and verbal ability: Testing the cognitive reserve hypothesis in a population-based sample followed from age 70 until death. Psychology & Aging, 32(2), 148-157.

Thorvaldsson, V., Karlsson, P., Skoog, J., Skoog, I., & Johansson, B. (2017). Better cognition in new birth cohorts of 70 year olds, but greater decline thereafter. Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 72(1), 16-24.

Thorvaldsson, V., Skoog, I., Hofer, S. M., Börjesson-Hanson, A., Östling, S., Sacuiu, S., & Johansson, B. (2012). Non-linear blood pressure effects on cognition in old age. Separating between-person and within-person associations. Psychology and Aging. 27, 375-383.

Thorvaldsson, V., MacDonald, S. W. S., Fratiglioni, L., Winblad, B., Kivipelto, M., Laukka, E. J., Skoog, I., Sacuiu, S., Guo, X., Östling, S., Börjesson-Hanson, A., Gustafson, D., Johansson, B., Bäckman, L. (2011). Onset and rate of cognitive change before dementia diagnosis: Findings from two Swedish population-based longitudinal studies. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 17(1), 154-162.

Thorvaldsson, V., Nordlund, A., Reinvang, I., Blennow, K., Zetterberg, H., Wallin, A., & Johansson, B. (2010). Memory in individuals with mild cognitive impairment in relation to APOE and CSF Aβ42. International Psychogeriatrics, 22, 598-606.
 

 

Latest publications

Alcohol Consumption and Cognitive Aging – a Longitudinal Study across Twenty Years
Linda Hassing, Linn Elena Zulka, Valgeir Thorvaldsson
GSA 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting, 14 - 18 November, Boston, USA, Poster 2018
Poster

Cohort differences in the association of cardiovascular risk and cognitive aging
Peter Karlsson, Boo Johansson, Ingmar Skoog, Johan Skoog, Lina Rydén et al.
GeroPsych: The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Terminal Decline as a Generic Model of Cognitive Aging
Valgeir Thorvaldsson
GSA Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, November 14-18, 2018, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Poor Sleep Is Associated with CSF-Markers of Alzheimer’s Disease in 70-Year-Olds without Dementia
Johan Skoog, Henrik Zetterberg, Kaj Blennow, Silke Kern, Boo Johansson et al.
2018’s Alzheimer's Association International Conference, Chicago, USA., Poster 2018
Poster

Subjective Sleep Disturbance is associated with preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease in Cerebrospinal Fluid in a Population-Based Study of 70-Year-Olds without dementia
Johan Skoog, Boo Johansson, Henrik Zetterberg, Kaj Blennow, Valgeir Thorvaldsson et al.
The 19th congress of the Section of Epidemiology and Social Psychiatry of the European Psychiatric Association (EPA), Wien, Österrike., Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Longitudinal Associations between Individual Resources and Life Satisfaction in the Retirement Transition
Isabelle Hansson, Sandra Buratti, Valgeir Thorvaldsson, Boo Johansson, Anne Ingeborg Berg
Nordic Congress of Gerontology (24 NKG), Oslo, Norway, May 2–4, 2018, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

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2017

2016

IQ as a Moderator of Cognitive Terminal Decline: Testing the Cognitive Reserve Hypothesis
Valgeir Thorvaldsson, Ingmar Skoog, Boo Johansson
The Gerontologist - A Supplement to The Gerontologist: 2016 GSA Annual Scientific Meeting, Journal article 2016
Journal article

Birth cohort differences in the effects of cardiovascular risk factors on fluid cognition in old age
Peter Karlsson, Valgeir Thorvaldsson, Boo Johansson
Program abstracts of the 23rd Nordic Congress of Gerontology, 19–22 June, Tampere, Finland, Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

2015

Retest and practice effects
Valgeir Thorvaldsson
The encyclopedia of adulthood and aging, Wiley-Blackwell, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

Secular changes and cognitive development in old age
Valgeir Thorvaldsson
The Horizons for Comparative and Integrative Research on Ageing and Health meeting, Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

Secular changes in the association of a vascular health index and cognition in old age
Valgeir Thorvaldsson, Peter Karlsson, Boo Johansson
68th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Socieity of America, Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

2014

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