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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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2012

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

Earwitnesses: The effect of type of vocal differences on correct identification and confidence accuracy.
E. Zetterholm, F Sarwar, Valgeir Thorvaldsson, Carl Martin Allwood
International Journal of Speech Language and The Law, Journal article 2012
Journal article

2011

Onset and rate of cognitive change before dementia diagnosis: findings from two Swedish population-based longitudinal studies
Valgeir Thorvaldsson, Stuart W S Macdonald, Laura Fratiglioni, Bengt Winblad, Miia Kivipelto et al.
Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, Journal article 2011
Journal article

Foundational issues of design and measurement in developmental research
Scott M. Hofer, Valgeir Thorvaldsson, Andrea Piccinin
Handbook of developmental research methods. B. Laursen, T. D. Little & N. A. Card (Eds.), NY, Guilford Press, Chapter in book 2011
Chapter in book

2010

Analyzes of the association between blood pressure and cognitive function in old age: Report from the Gothenburg H70 study
Valgeir Thorvaldsson
Paper presented at the International Conferences on Aging and Cognition, Dortmund, Germany., Conference paper 2010
Conference paper

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