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Boo Johansson


Boo Johansson

+46 31 786 1656

Room number: 441
Postal Address: Box 500, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Haraldsgatan 1 , 41314 Göteborg

Department of Psychology (More Information)
Box 500
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Haraldsgatan 1 , 413 14 Göteborg

About Boo Johansson


  • 2001 - Professor of Psychology, especially geropsychology, Dept. of Psychology, University of Gothenburg.
  • 1993- Adjunct Professor of Biobehavioral Health, Pennsylvania State University, USA.
  • 1975-2001 Research Psychologist, Associate Professor, Professor, Institute of Gerontology, University College of Health Sciences, Jönköping.
  • 1995 Specialist Diploma in Clinical Psychology
  • 1990 Associate professor (docent affiliation), Dept. of Psychology, University of Gothenburg
  • 1985 Ph.D in psychology, Dept. of Psychology, University of Gothenburg
  • 1982 Licenced psychologist
  • 1975 BA in psychology, Uppsala university.


  • Geropsychology- Adult Development and Aging
  • Cognitive health – Neuropsychology
  • Mental Health and Well-being in Aging

Research interests

Cognition, cognitive and mental health in late adulthood and aging. Normal aging, compromised cognition, and dementia. Clinical, twin, and longitudinal population-based aging studies.

Current research


OCTO TWIN Study (project catalogue)

Selected publications


Latest publications

Trajectories of Big Five Personality Traits: A Coordinated Analysis of 16 Longitudinal Samplesty
E. K. Graham, S. J. Weston, D. Gerstorf, T. B. Yoneda, T. Booth et al.
European Journal of Personality, Journal article 2020
Journal article

Increased risk for hip fracture after death of a spouse-further support for bereavement frailty?
Cecilie Hongslo Vala, Mattias Lorentzon, Valter Sundh, H. Johansson, C Lewerin et al.
Osteoporosis international : a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA, Journal article 2020
Journal article

Increases in Neuroticism May Be an Early Indicator of Dementia: A Coordinated Analysis
T. Yoneda, J. Rush, E. K. Graham, Anne Ingeborg Berg, H. Comijs et al.
Journals of Gerontology Series B-Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, Journal article 2020
Journal article

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Trajectories of Personality Traits Preceding Dementia Diagnosis.
Tomiko Yoneda, Jonathan Rush, Anne Ingeborg Berg, Boo Johansson, Andrea Piccinin
The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Decline in memory, visuospatial ability, and crystalized cognitive abilities in older adults: normative aging or terminal decline?
R. Bendayan, A. M. Piccinin, S. M. Hofer, D. Cadar, Boo Johansson et al.
Journal of Aging Research, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Personality predicts mortality risk: An integrative data analysis of 15 international longitudinal studies
E. K. Graham, J. P. Rutsohn, N. A. Turiano, R. Bendayan, P. J. Batterham et al.
Journal of Research in Personality, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Förenklad debatt om LOV missar målet
Anna Dunér, Boo Johansson, Pär Bjälkebring
Göteborgs Posten, Newspaper article 2017
Newspaper article

Latent growth models matched to research questions to answer questions about dynamics of change in multiple processes.
Annie Robitaille, Graciela Muniz-Terrera, Amanda Kelly, Boo Johansson, Scott Hofer et al.
Journal of clinical epidemiology, Journal article 2017
Journal article


Transition to Retirement: The Importance of Psychological Resources
Isabelle Hansson, Anne Ingeborg Berg, Sandra Buratti, Boo Johansson
GSA Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, November 16-20, 2016, Poster 2016

Life Satisfaction in Different Stages of the Retirement Transition: Initial Findings From the HEARTS Study
Isabelle Hansson, Sandra Buratti, Anne Ingeborg Berg, Boo Johansson
International Interdisciplinary Conference: Work, Age, Health, and Employment - Evidence from Longitudinal Studies, University of Wuppertal, Germany, 19-21 September 2016, Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

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