Dr. Jean Twenge, SDSU Psychology Professor and author of book Generation Me, gave a lecture titled, “Generation Me: How cultural change creates generation gaps,” on February 28 at 4pm in the Arts and Letters Building, Room 201.
This talk provided a behind-the-scenes look at the data on how generations differ (based on a sample of 11 million young people) spiced with plenty of pop culture and humor. The trends include more positive self-views, higher expectations, and an increased emphasis on work-life balance. In other words, today’s students and young workers –- known as Millennials or Generation Me — really are different. The talk concluded with advice on teaching and mentoring, as well as strategies for success for today’s students.