Jean Twenge, Ph.D.
iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids are Growing Up Less Happy and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood
With generational divides wider than ever, parents, and educators, have an urgent need to understand today’s rising generation of teens and young adults. Born after 1995, iGen is the first generation to spend their entire adolescence in the age of the smart-phone. With social media and texting replacing other activities and inter-personal contacts, the iGen are growing up more slowly, spending less time sleeping, and less time with their friends in person – perhaps why they are experiencing unprecedented levels of anxiety, depression, and loneliness.
Drawing from nationally representative surveys of 11 million young people, discover the facts supporting the cultural changes shaping today’s teens and young adults – and learn how their changed world has impacted their emotional, psychological and social well-being
Adult participants will discover how they can harness the positive trends of iGen, while mitigating the negative ones. Students who attend will better understand how the huge technological shift of smart-phones has affected their mental health and learn how to find a better balance with technology to be healthier and happier.
Jean Twenge, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University, the author of more than 140 scientific publications and books including iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy–and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood and Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled — and More Miserable Than Ever Before.
Please park in the College of DuPage Fawell C lot and enter the north entrance to the SRC building.
This free event is open to the public. Students are encouraged to attend. Continuing professional development units are available.