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Jean M. Twenge, Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University, is the author of more than 130 scientific publications and 6 books, including iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy–and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood.

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Books By Dr. Jean Twenge


Other generations can seem like enigmas. How did they get that way? Are they really different or am I just getting old?  To understand generational differences, it’s best to go straight to the source — large, national surveys of young people. Here, Dr. Twenge will answer the questions she’s most frequently asked about her research on generations.

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Dr. Jean Twenge’s influential research — and a speaking style spiced with plenty of humor — have made her a sought-after speaker for corporations, universities, government, schools, and parents. Here, you’ll find out what makes Dr. Twenge’s talks different and how you can put the data on generational differences to work for your organization.

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Dr. Twenge has published more than 100 scientific journal articles on topics including generational differences, cultural change, work attitudes, digital media use and well-being, social exclusion, and gender roles. Her research has been published in journals such as the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the Journal of Management, and Child Development.

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Watch Dr. Twenge’s TEDx talk “iGen: The Smartphone Generation” on the trends in youth mental health and technology use.