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Author: Jean M. Twenge Narrator: Madeleine Maby Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2017 ISBN: 9781508245063
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A highly readable and entertaining first look at how today’s members of iGen—the children, teens, and young adults born in the mid-1990s and later—are vastly different from their Millennial predecessors, and from any other generation, from the renowned psychologist and author of Generation Me.

With generational divides wider than ever, parents, educators, and employers have an urgent need to understand today’s rising generation of teens and young adults. Born in the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s and later, iGen is the first generation to spend their entire adolescence in the age of the smartphone. With social media and texting replacing other activities, iGen spends less time with their friends in person—perhaps why they are experiencing unprecedented levels of anxiety, depression, and loneliness.

But technology is not the only thing that makes iGen distinct from every generation before them; they are also different in how they spend their time, how they behave, and in their attitudes toward religion, sexuality, and politics. They socialize in completely new ways, reject once sacred social taboos, and want different things from their lives and careers. More than previous generations, they are obsessed with safety, focused on tolerance, and have no patience for inequality. iGen is also growing up more slowly than previous generations: eighteen-year-olds look and act like fifteen-year-olds used to.

As this new group of young people grows into adulthood, we all need to understand them: Friends and family need to look out for them; businesses must figure out how to recruit them and sell to them; colleges and universities must know how to educate and guide them. And members of iGen also need to understand themselves as they communicate with their elders and explain their views to their older peers. Because where iGen goes, so goes our nation—and the world. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • iGen is a game-changer and this decade’s ‘must-read’ for parents, educators, and leaders. Her findings are riveting, her points are compelling, her solutions are invaluable.”

    Michele Borba, EdD, educational psychologist and author of UnSelfie

  • “Twenge is the expert in the use of normative data, collected in systematic surveys over the years, to understand how the experiences, attitudes, and psychological characteristics of young people have changed over generations. Rigorous statistical analyses, combined with insightful interviews and excellent writing, create here a trustworthy, intriguing story.”

    Peter Gray, research professor of psychology at Boston College and author of Free to Learn

  • iGen will change the way you think about the next generation of Americans.”

    Julianna Miner, professor of Public Health, George Mason University

  • A Wired Magazine Pick of Best Tech Books of 2017

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About the Author

Jean M. Twenge, PhD, is a widely published professor of psychology at San Diego State University. Dr. Twenge is the author of Generation Me and coauthor, with W. Keith Campbell, of The Narcissism Epidemic. She lives with her husband in San Diego, California.

About the Narrator

Madeleine Maby is a voice talent and AudioFile Earphones Award—winning narrator.