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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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2008

Cognitive Change as Conditional on Age Heterogeneity in onset of Mortality-Related Processes and Repeated Testing Effects
Valgeir Thorvaldsson, S, M Hofer, Linda Hassing, Boo Johansson
Handbook of Cognitive Aging: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Chapter in book 2008
Chapter in book

2007

Time of Onset in Acceleration of Cognitive Decline in Pre-Clinical Dementia. A Report from the H70 Study
Valgeir Thorvaldsson, Ingmar Skoog, Boo Johansson
At the 60th Annual Scientific Meeting “The Era of Global Aging: Challenges and Opportunities”. The Gerontologist, vol 47, Spical issue II, Oct. 2007 , Conference paper 2007
Conference paper

Onset of cognitive decline in pre-clinical dementia: Findings from the longitudinal H-70 study in Göteborg
Valgeir Thorvaldsson, Ingmar Skoog, Boo Johansson
XI Congress of the International Federation of Psychiatric Epidemiology, Göteborg, Sweden (abstract nr. OR-19.4)., Conference paper 2007
Conference paper

2006

Estimating the effects of repeated test exposure by a design-based sampling approach
Valgeir Thorvaldsson, S.M Hofer, S Berg, Boo Johansson
The 2006 Cognitive Aging Conference, Atlanta, GA, USA. , Conference paper 2006
Conference paper

Cognitive abilities in late life, proximity to death and distance from birth
Boo Johansson, Valgeir Thorvaldsson, S Hofer, N. L. Pedersen, S Berg et al.
Cognitive abilities in late life, proximity to death and distance from birth. Paper presented at the 18th Nordic Congress in Gerontology, Jyväskylä, Finland., Conference paper 2006
Conference paper

Cross-national coordinated analysis (IALSA) of age, sex, and education effects on change in MMSE scores
M Piccinin, S, M Hofer, K.J. Anstey, I.J. Deary, Boo Johansson et al.
59th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Dallas, TX, USA., Conference paper 2006
Conference paper

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

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