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Generation Me - Revised and Updated: Why Today's Young Americans Are… (edició 2014)

de Jean M. Twenge (Autor)

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The Associated Press calls them "The Entitlement Generation," and they are storming into schools, colleges, and businesses all over the country. They are a generation with sky-high expectations and a need for constant praise and fulfillment. Psychologist and social commentator Twenge documents the self-focus of what she calls "Generation Me"--people born in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s--and 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, 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.--From publisher description.… (més)
Membre:christineanne
Títol:Generation Me - Revised and Updated: Why Today's Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled--and More Miserable Than Ever Before
Autors:Jean M. Twenge (Autor)
Informació:Atria Books (2014), Edition: Revised, Updated ed., 400 pages
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Valoració:*****
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The type of well-researched work that Twenge is known for - there is a lot more to dive into, but glad to have her share. ( )
  christineanne | Jan 4, 2021 |
I liked this book for the most part. It's my kind of non-fiction - solid sociological research with lots of opinion, quotes, and personal anecdotes throughout. The general premise wasn't as new for me as I'd hoped, but I do tend to be drawn toward these types of books. My only major complaint was that the book devolved from exploring generational differences to exposing gender differences, which was the author's original, unsuccessful intent with this research. I didn't care for it and felt like the book meandered from its intended direction a bit in the end. ( )
  JustZelma | Dec 20, 2020 |
One of the best books that I've read in a long time. I say that a lot but this entire book is easy to read and fun to see on paper a book of studies that I've thought a lot about through the years. I don't know if that makes any sense but I look forward to reading the other book by her. And she's very hot BTW, although I know that's horrible to say nowadays. ( )
  swmproblems | Sep 11, 2020 |
What the author, a professor of psychology, calls “Generation Me” has also been referred to as “Millennials” and “Generation Y” – people born primarily in the 1980s and 1990s. She compares studies of three generations: Baby Boomers, Generation X and “GenMe”, with the focus on GenMe, and brings those statistics to this book. The statistics speak to averages and she also offers anecdotes that illustrate those averages she’s found in the statistics.

GenMe-ers have always been told they are special, to pursue their dreams and that they can be anything they want to be. But, the reality is that it’s now harder for that to realistically happen. So, people of this generation are disappointed, sometimes to the point of anxiety and/or depression when they do not actually realize those dreams. Additional chapters in the book also look at sex, equality, and work.

This was originally published in 2006, but I read the “Revised and Updated” edition, published in 2014, so there was more up to date info. I found this very interesting. It is a lot of stats, but I thought the author made it very readable. I think it might be even more interesting to parents, teachers, etc, as she also offers advice at the end of the book. ( )
  LibraryCin | Jul 24, 2018 |
I gave up reading books on generational theory in the early 90's when I discovered that they said my generation (X) was lazy and apathetic. I didn't care to hear that, so I went and took a nap, and researchers ate their words as Gen X-ers proved to be active in social issues and apt at making money.

This book avoids some of the pitfalls of typecasting generations and for that it is praiseworthy. Twenge looks at what she calls Generation Me, a group which spans thirty years(70s-90s), as a generation which is entirely self obsessed. Her rejection of the typical generational categories is refreshing (X and Millenials), as is her research methods. Twenge based her studies on the results of psychological test results that were collected from the 1920's to present. By doing this, her examination of the difference between generations, has a more objective feel as she can prove statistically that people in their 20's in the 1960's generally responded this way whereas as people in their 20's respond this way today. This has empirical weight.

Unfortunately, Twenge messes up the objectivity by peppering this book with anecdotal evidence and personal observations. As such, she loses a little bit of scientific credibility. Still there are some good insights here, particularly about how people in their 20's and 30's were raised with a heightened sense of narcissism and greater social sensitivity. ( )
  Jamichuk | May 22, 2017 |
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The Associated Press calls them "The Entitlement Generation," and they are storming into schools, colleges, and businesses all over the country. They are a generation with sky-high expectations and a need for constant praise and fulfillment. Psychologist and social commentator Twenge documents the self-focus of what she calls "Generation Me"--people born in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s--and 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, 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.--From publisher description.

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