Generation Me - Revised and Updated

Generation Me - Revised and Updated

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The Associated Press calls them qThe Entitlement Generation, q and they are storming into schools, colleges, and businesses all over the country. They are today's young people, a new generation with sky-high expectations and a need for constant praise and fulfillment. In this provocative new book, headline-making psychologist and social commentator Dr. Jean Twenge documents the self-focus of what she calls qGeneration Meq -- people born in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Herself a member of Generation Me, Dr. Twenge explores why her generation is tolerant, confident, open-minded, and ambitious but also cynical, depressed, lonely, and anxious. Using findings from the largest intergenerational study ever conducted -- with data from 1.3 million respondents spanning six decades -- Dr. Twenge reveals how profoundly different today's young adults are -- and makes controversial predictions about what the future holds for them and society as a whole. But Dr. Twenge doesn't just talk statistics -- she highlights real-life people and stories and vividly brings to life the hopes and dreams, disappointments and challenges of Generation Me.With a good deal of irony, humor, and sympathy she demonstrates that today's young people have been raised to aim for the stars at a time when it is more difficult than ever to get into college, find a good job, and afford a house -- even with two incomes. GenMe's expectations have been raised just as the world is becoming more competitive, creating an enormous clash between expectations and reality. Dr. Twenge also presents the often-shocking truths about her generation's dramatically different sexual behavior and mores. GenMe has created a profound shift in the American character, changing what it means to be an individual in today's society. Engaging, controversial, prescriptive, and often funny, Generation Me will give Boomers new insight into their offspring, and help GenMe'ers in their teens, 20s, and 30s finally make sense of themselves and their goals and find their road to happiness.B. eginning in May 2005, high school students faced a completely revamped SAT college entrance exam. Its most prominent feature is an essay portion designed to measure studentsa#39; writing ability. Instead of asking for a balanced treatment of a topic, however, the test asks the student to a€œdevelop your point of view on this issue.a€ This means that to get a ... When I was in sixth grade in Irving, Texas, our fall assignment in Reading was a project called a€œAll About Me.a€ We finished A pageanbsp;...


Title:Generation Me - Revised and Updated
Author: Jean M. Twenge
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2006-04-11
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