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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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2010

Longitudinal population-based studies: Research on cognitive aging in the H70
Valgeir Thorvaldsson
Paper presented at the Stig Berg symposium at the 20th Nordic Congress of Gerontology, Reykjavik, Iceland, Conference paper 2010
Conference paper

2009

The pattern of cognitive symptoms predicts time to dementia onset.
Simona Sacuiu, Deborah Gustafson, Boo Johansson, Valgeir Thorvaldsson, Stig Berg et al.
Alzheimer's & dementia : the journal of the Alzheimer's Association, Journal article 2009
Journal article

Overweight in midlife and risk of dementia: a 40-year follow-up study
Linda Hassing, Anna Dahl, Valgeir Thorvaldsson, Stig Berg, Maragaret Gatz et al.
International Journal of Obesity, Journal article 2009
Journal article

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

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