The Real Differences Between the Generations || Jean Twenge

June 29, 2023

Today we welcome Jean Twenge to the podcast. Jean is professor of psychology at San Diego State University. She frequently gives talks and seminars on generational differences and technology based on a dataset of 39 million people. Her audiences have included college faculty and staff, parent groups, military personnel, camp directors, and corporate executives. Her work has been repeatedly featured by the media. She has authored more than 180 scientific publications and books including iGen, Generation Me, and The Narcissism Epidemic. Her latest book is called Generations

In this episode, I talk to Jean Twenge about the real differences between the generations. Did you know that our current time has the most number of living generations to co-exist? Unfortunately, there is often conflict and miscommunication between them. According to Jean, this is largely due to how the advancement of tech has shaped major life experiences. She shares interesting statistics about each cohort and debunks common misconceptions about baby boomers, millennials, gen z, and others. We also touch on the topics of narcissism, polarization, mental health, gender identity, and compassion. 

Website: jeantwenge.com

Twitter: @jean_twenge


    • The real differences between generations
    • The silent generation
    • Conflict between cohorts
    • Narcissism in different generations
    • Generation Z
    • The income inequality between boomers and millennials
    • Are we coddling students?
    • The political trajectory of generations
    • The Greatest Generation 
    • Generation Alpha
    • Uniting all generations

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