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Dr. Jean Twenge

W. David Baird Distinguished Lecture Series

Dr. Jean Twenge, 2018 Lecture Series Speaker

Dr. Jean Twenge: "iGen: Understanding the Smartphone Generation"

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 | 5:00pm, Elkins Auditorium

Dr. Jean M. Twenge, professor of psychology at San Diego State University, is the author of more than 140 scientific publications and the books iGen: Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy — and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood — and What That Means for the Rest of Us, and Generation Me: Why Today's Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled — and More Miserable Than Ever Before.

Twenge frequently gives talks and seminars on teaching and working with today's young generation based on a dataset of 11 million young people. Her audiences have included college faculty and staff, high school teachers, military personnel, camp directors, and corporate executives. Her research has been covered in Time, Newsweek, the New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, and The Washington Post, and she has been featured on Today, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Fox & Friends, NBC Nightly News, Dateline NBC, and National Public Radio. She holds a BA and MA from the University of Chicago and a PhD from the University of Michigan.