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iGen Audiobook

iGen: The 10 Trends Shaping Today's Young People - and the Nation

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An entertaining first look at how today's members of iGen - the children, teens, and young adults born in the mid-1990s and later - are vastly different from their millennial predecessors and from any other generation, from the renowned psychologist and author of Generation Me.

With generational divides wider than ever, parents, educators, and employers have an urgent need to understand today's rising generation of teens and young adults. Born in the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s and later, iGen is the first generation to spend their entire adolescence in the age of the smartphone. With social media and texting replacing other activities, iGen spends less time with their friends in person - perhaps why they are experiencing unprecedented levels of anxiety, depression, and loneliness.

But technology is not the only thing that makes iGen distinct from every generation before them; they are also different in how they spend their time, in how they behave, and in their attitudes toward religion, sexuality, and politics. They socialize in completely new ways, reject once sacred social taboos, and want different things from their lives and careers. More than previous generations, they are obsessed with safety, focused on tolerance, and have no patience for inequality. iGen is also growing up more slowly than previous generations: 18-year-olds look and act like 15-year-olds used to.

As this new group of young people grows into adulthood, we all need to understand them: Friends and family need to look out for them; businesses must figure out how to recruit them and sell to them; colleges and universities must know how to educate and guide them. And members of iGen also need to understand themselves as they communicate with their elders and explain their views to their older peers. Because where iGen goes, so goes our nation - and the world.

©2017 Jean M. Twenge (P)2017 Simon & Schuster Audio

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  • Elizabeth
    Los Angeles, CA
    19/10/17
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    "Really, Amazon, no PDF?"

    This is a fascinating topic, written by a great scholar in the subject matter. Unfortunately, the narrator frequently refers to graphs and studies that are presumably shown and/or are sourced in footnotes. Unlike with other Audible titles, there does not appear to be a companion pdf for this book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Megan B.
    03/10/17
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    "Don't buy your kid a smartphone..."

    .... until you read this book! Such important information far exceeding just that aspect. I have 3 daughters under age 11 and this was so thought provoking!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • G. R. Sumpter
    North Carolina
    10/10/17
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    "Great Information...but"

    Great Information but difficult to process via audio book. May want to follow up with hard copy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • scott klutman
    28/10/17
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    "Igen"

    The next generation name I gen is the only name that fits as kids in this group have had the iPhone there entire lives. The device that reshaped the world affects the kids that grew up with it. In some ways positive, in some ways not so positive.

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