Mind and Supermind

Exploring Consciousness and Our World

iGen The Smartphone Generation and The Future

Dr. Jean Twenge, November 5, 2018, Garvin Theater, SBCC Campus

Jean TwengeHeadline-making psychologist, researcher and author Dr. Jean Twenge discuss why today’s super-connected kids are growing up less rebellious, more tolerant, less happy and completely unprepared for adulthood… and what that means for the rest of us. Today’s teens and young adults (born after 1995) are part of iGen, the first generation to spend its entire adolescence with smartphones. iGen adolescents spend more time communicating electronically and consume information online at a rapid pace. They also spend less time with their friends in person and are more likely to experience unhappiness, anxiety, and depression. iGen is also taking longer to assume both the responsibilities and pleasures of adulthood, is physically safer than any previous generation and has more realistic expectations for the workplace. Why? Join internationally renowned researcher and author Dr. Jean Twenge to explore iGen psychology and to consider what can be done to help iGen reach their potential.

Mind and Supermind

For more than 35 years, our Mind and Supermind series has brought the community together with top minds to explore and question the nature of human psychology and consciousness. Notable guest speakers throughout the long-running series have included Deepak Chopra, Byron Katie (creator of The Work), author and journalist Gregg Levoy, Rupert Sheldrake, Fritjof Capra (author, The Tao of Physics), energy-based healer Judith Orloff, and quantum physicist Fred Alan Wolf. Through the series, the School of Extended Learning invites the community to meet and hear from leading experts about timely local and global topics. Be the first to know who will be our upcoming Mind & Supermind presenters – join our email list today.

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