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Twenge to Talk about Generation Me

The public is invited to hear Twenge, Feb. 28, provide a behind-the-scenes look at the data on how generations differ.
By Cathie Atkins

San Diego State University's Phi Beta Kappa Chapter (Nu of California) is pleased to announce its 47th Faculty lecture: 

"Generation Me: How cultural change creates generation gaps"

By psychology professor Jean Twenge
4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28
Arts and Letters Building 201.
There will be free parking for attendees on levels 4 through 8 of Parking Structure 4

Based on a sample of 11 million young people, Twenge's presentation will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the data on how generations differ.  The trends include more positive self-views, higher expectations, and an increased emphasis on work-life balance.  The talk concludes with strategies that can help the generations work together.  Light refreshments will follow.


Twenge is the author of more than 90 scientific publications and several books:  "The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement," co-authored with W. Keith Campbell; "Generation Me: Why Today's Young Americans are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled — and More Miserable Than Ever Before;" and "The Impatient Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant."

About Nu of California

Since 1977, Nu of California has identified university faculty who excel in scholarship and teaching in the liberal arts and sciences. Each is designated a Faculty Lecturer and asked to present a public lecture.