One of the country’s leading experts on the mindset of today’s college students, Jean Twenge, will present “Minding the Gap: What generational data can tell us about mental health, happiness, and resilience among today’s college students” on Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. in the Heights Room of Corcoran Commons. Twenge is the author of the groundbreaking books Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled—and More Miserable Than Ever Before and The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement (co-authored with W. Keith Campbell). Her research on today’s youth, which has been covered in Time, Newsweek, the New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, and the Washington Post, is based on a dataset of 11 million young people throughout the U.S. She is professor of psychology at San Diego State University. Sponsor: the Division of Student Affairs.
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