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The Week (US) - - Arts 23 - By Jean M. Twenge

Jean Twenge could well be “the next mar­quee name” in gen­er­a­tional shrinks­peak, but her di­ag­no­sis can’t be trusted, said Mal­colm Harris in NYMag.com. Twenge, a psy­chol­ogy pro­fes­sor, has piled up stud­ies to boost her claim that smart­phones are cre­at­ing a par­tic­u­larly un­happy and scared gen­er­a­tion of young Amer­i­cans. Un­for­tu­nately, she’s “pro­foundly un­cu­ri­ous” about other po­ten­tial con­tribut­ing factors. Though iGen is packed with tasty data points, it has “the rigor of a sales brochure.”

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