One senses, picking up Twenge’s tome — 515 pages before you get to the appendix — an attempt to quell past criticisms ... Reading Twenge, I find myself sometimes nodding in recognition, sometimes numb with pessimism, rejection or denial.
By holistically studying how these events and advancements affected each generation’s attitudes and traits, Twenge provides a glimpse into the future ... Readers will enjoy its conversational style, and the book will appeal to a wide audience, notably those interested in intergenerational impacts.
Twenge paints a well-rounded portrait of each generation and makes a convincing argument that technological advancements have led to 'accelerating individualism' and a slowdown in the 'developmental trajectory' of younger Americans. It’s an informative and insightful study of the dynamics at play in U.S. society today.