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Faculty Lecture: “Generation Me: How cultural change creates generation gaps

San Diego State University’s Phi Beta Kappa Chapter (Nu of California) is pleased to announce its forty-seventh Faculty Lecture:  “Generation

Me: How cultural change creates generation gaps,” by Jean Twenge (Professor of Psychology, San Diego State University), Thursday, February 28, 2013, 4 PM, Arts and Letters Building 201.


Based on a sample of 11 million young people, Professor Twenge’s presentation will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the data on how generations differ.  The trends include more positive self-views, higher expectations, and an increased emphasis on work-life balance.  The talk concludes with strategies that can help the generations work together.

Light refreshments will follow.


Professor Twenge is the author of more than 90 scientific publications and several books:  The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement (co-authored with W. Keith Campbell), Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled-and More Miserable Than Ever Before, and The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant.


Since 1977, Nu of California has identified University faculty who excel in scholarship and teaching in the liberal arts and sciences. Each is designated a Faculty Lecturer and asked to present a public lecture.

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