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Noted Psychologist Dr. Jean Twenge Talk on March 22

The President’s Distinguished Speaker Series (PDSS) at Wabash College is pleased to present Dr. Jean Twenge, a professor of psychology at San Diego State University, whose research focuses on Generation Z.

Dr. Jean TwengeDr. Twenge gave a talk entitled, “iGen: Understanding the Smartphone Generation,” on Wednesday, March 22, at 8 p.m. in Salter Hall of the Fine Arts Center. A Q&A session followed her lecture.

Twenge is the author of more than 140 scientific publications and six books including “iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy–and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood,which explores how and why this generation of young adults is different than the generations before it.

Her public talks and workshops draw on a data set of 11 million young people and help parents, educators, and coaches teach and work with today’s youth.

Twenge’s research has been featured in Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News and World Report, and The Washington Post, and she has appeared on several national television and radio shows.

She holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Chicago and a doctoral degree from the University of Michigan.

Dr. Twenge’s PDSS lecture is free and open to the public.

The President’s Distinguished Speaker Series was established in 2017 through the generosity of donors to the Giant Steps Campaign, the largest comprehensive campaign in Wabash College history.