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Jean Twenge

Jean Twenge is the author of more than 100 scientific articles and several trade books on the topic of generational differences, mostly recently “iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy – and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood.”

Her current research interests include generational differences in traits, attitudes and behaviors.


Teens have less face time with their friends – and are lonelier than ever

25 Mar 2019
There’s something about being around another person that can’t be replaced by smartphones.

The mental health crisis among America’s youth is real – and staggering

19 Mar 2019
Social media has drastically restructured their daily lives.

Worry over kids’ excessive smartphone use is more justified than ever before

14 Jan 2019
Smartphones and tablets are fundamentally different from television.

Why it matters that teens are reading less

24 Aug 2018
Teens are still reading, but what they're reading is short texts and Instagram captions

What might explain the unhappiness epidemic?

30 Jan 2018
Put down your phone or tablet and go do something – just about anything – else.

Does Apple have an obligation to make the iPhone safer for kids?

10 Jan 2018
Why argue with your kids over time limits? Make Apple do the work for you