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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

Disentangling the Mechanisms of Retirement Adjustment: Determinants and Consequences of Subjective Well-Being
Isabelle Hansson, Sandra Buratti, Valgeir Thorvaldsson, Boo Johansson, Anne Ingeborg Berg
International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress (IAGG-ER), Gothenburg, Sweden, May 23-25, 2019, Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

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

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2015

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

Birth cohort differences in cognitive aging: Secular trends in levels of functioning and rates of change over 30 years in a population-based Swedish sample
Peter Karlsson, Valgeir Thorvaldsson, Ingmar Skoog, Boo Johansson
22NKG Gothenburg – 22nd Nordic Congress of Gerontology , Conference contribution 2014
Conference contribution

2013

Beyond Cognitive Terminal Decline in Later Life: Search for Contributing and Underlying Mechanisms
Boo Johansson, Valgeir Thorvaldsson
66th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Conference contribution 2013
Conference contribution

Education as a moderator of terminal decline in cognitive function: Report from two Swedish population-based longitudinal studies
Valgeir Thorvaldsson
66th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Conference contribution 2013
Conference contribution

Coordinated analysis of age, sex, and education effects on change in MMSE scores
A. M. Piccinin, G. Muniz-Terrera, S. Clouston, C. A. Reynolds, Valgeir Thorvaldsson et al.
The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences, Journal article 2013
Journal article

2012

Interdependence of cognitive development among the oldest-old: Report from the Lund 80+ study
Valgeir Thorvaldsson, Torbjörn Svensson, Boo Johansson
Presented at the 65th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Poster 2012
Poster

Alla får inte försämrad kognition
Valgeir Thorvaldsson
Äldre i Centrum, Magazine article 2012
Magazine article

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