A Look at the Psychology of “Generation Me”

A Look at the Psychology of “Generation Me” Sex Roles (2007) 57:943–944 DOI 10.1007/s11199-007-9338-6 BOOK REVIEW Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled—and More Miserable Than Ever Before. By Jean Twenge. New York, Free Press, 2006. 277 pp. $14 (paperback). ISBN 978-0-7432-7698-6 Amanda B. Diekman Published online: 17 October 2007 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2007 “Kids today!”—at least in sentiment—never seems to go Especially interesting is the rise in anxiety and depression that out of style, and in Generation Me social psychologist Jean have corresponded to the rise in self-focus. Twenge traces the current evidence about how “kids” today The sad irony is that focusing solely on one’s own do, indeed, diverge from previous generations. The basic happiness tends to yield the opposite. The benefit of failure— thesis of the book is that members of “Generation Me,” as that it provides critical meaning in life—is a theme that piqued Twenge titles those born in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, are my interest in the book, in part because it resonates with my most prominently defined by their focus on the self: “This is a experience as a teacher, a researcher, and someone who has generation unapologetically focused on the individual, a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sex Roles Springer Journals

A Look at the Psychology of “Generation Me”

Sex Roles , Volume 57 (12) – Oct 17, 2007

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Springer US
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Copyright © 2007 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Subject
Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
ISSN
0360-0025
eISSN
1573-2762
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10.1007/s11199-007-9338-6
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