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Minding the gap

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.