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Girard Lecture: Jean M. Twenge

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March 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Humanities Auditorium
Scripps College 1030 Columbia Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
Scripps Presents
(909) 607-8508


In 2007, Steve Jobs introduced a gadget that would soon dominate our worlds: the iPhone. For San Diego State University’s Jean M. Twenge, that technological moment was vital—the psychology professor places the now-ubiquitous device as the biggest influence on young people’s mental health. Twenge visits Scripps to discuss her latest book, iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy–and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood, and to dig into the social behaviors of the generation born after 1995 for whom the digital world looms much larger than the one beyond their screens.

Presented in partnership with the Scripps College Department of Psychology’s Girard Lecture.