Skip to main content
Breadcrumb

Valgeir Thorvaldsson

SENIOR LECTURER

Department of
Psychology
Telephone
Visiting address
Haraldsgatan 1
41314 Göteborg
Room number
533
Postal address
Box 500
40530 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.