iGen (Dr. Jean M. Twenge) | 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

iGen: Guiding the smartphone generation and understanding the challenges of high school and college men today.

Dr. Jean M. Twenge, Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University and Owner of Generation Me

Traditional-age college students are members of Gen Z (born after 1995), the first generation to spend their adolescence with smartphones. National surveys of teens and college students show that Gen Z students are growing up more slowly as adolescents, spend more time with technology and less time with each other in person, and are more likely to experience unhappiness, anxiety, and depression. We’ll discuss the implications of these generational shifts for guiding this generation.