This latest book from Jean M. Twenge Ph.D., offers an in-depth look at the 10 trends most affecting young people today – and how they are shaping the nation as a whole. Drawing on data from hundreds of surveys, interviews and clinical studies, Twenge provides readers with insights into everything from social media to mental health, body image to political engagement. The result is a comprehensive portrait of modern youth culture that is both alarming and eye-opening.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for parents, educators and anyone else interested in understanding the latest trends among young people.
- The book is well-researched and data-driven
- It provides readers with a comprehensive portrait of modern youth culture
- The topics covered are relevant and important
- The author is very biased against millennials.
- The book doesn’t offer any solutions to the problems it identifies.
- It’s a bit heavy on statistics and can be dry at times.
Learn more about the author
Jean M. Twenge, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at San Diego State University and the author of more than 140 scientific articles and books on generational differences, including Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled-And More Depressed Than Ever Before and The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement . Her work has been featured in publications such as The Atlantic , TIME , Newsweek , USA Today , The Washington Post and CBS News.
“Jean M. Twenge offers a comprehensive and insightful look at how technology and the internet are shaping today’s young people.”
“In iGen, Jean Twenge offers a trenchant and illuminating examination of the profound changes affecting young people today. With unflinching clarity, she lays bare the challenges faced by those coming of age in an era of constant connectivity and ever-evolving technology. At once alarming and inspiring, iGen is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand – and help navigate – one of the most pivotal generations in history.”
“IGen is an essential read for anyone trying to understand the digital natives born after 1995. Twenge provides insights into how today’s young people are different from any other generation, and why their experiences – good and bad – matter so much.”
“5 stars! Absolutely loved it !”