Eagle Hill School is thrilled to announce that Dr. Jean M. Twenge, a renowned psychologist and author, will be returning to grace our Speaker Series on January 26, 2024. Dr. Twenge, recognized for her extensive research and insightful publications on generational differences, will delve into the intriguing world of Generation Z, often referred to as iGen or Zoomers.
Her presentation, based on her acclaimed book, "Generation Me: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood," promises to offer a deep dive into the minds and behaviors of today’s kids, teens, and young adults. Dr. Twenge’s analysis stems from her groundbreaking study involving data from over 38 million individuals, offering a unique perspective on the generational shift from Boomers and Gen X'ers to Millennials and Gen Z.
This event is particularly significant for parents navigating the complexities of raising children in a technologically advanced and rapidly evolving society. Dr. Twenge's expertise extends to understanding the slow maturation of this generation, their intensive involvement with technology, and the concerning rise in depression and anxiety levels among young people. Her insights are enlightening and instrumental in guiding parents, educators, and caregivers in fostering healthier, more understanding relationships with the younger generation.
Dr. Twenge’s previous virtual talk at Eagle Hill School on November 5, 2020, was a resounding success, where she discussed her book "iGen: Teaching and Parenting the Smartphone Generation." The talk focused on the challenges and nuances of teen interaction with smartphones, emphasizing the need for understanding and adaptability in teaching and parenting strategies.
With more than 140 scientific publications and six influential books to her credit, Dr. Twenge is a Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University and a sought-after speaker and consultant. Her work has been featured in leading media outlets and her expertise is sought in various academic and corporate settings.
Join us at the EHS Library for an engaging and enlightening session with Dr. Jean M. Twenge. Don’t miss the opportunity to gain valuable insights into the minds of the upcoming generation and strategies to support their growth and well-being.
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