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2017 Selection of Media Events


                                                                                        Featured Article:        What is it About 20-Somethings?


                                                                                        New York Times, Robin Marantz Henig, 8/18/2010

                                                                                             This question pops up everywhere, underlying concerns
                                                                                             about  “failure to launch” and “boomerang kids.”

                                                                                        Featured Article:        Don’t Insult Kids by Comparing Trump to Them


                                                                                        New York Times, Jeffrey Arnett, 5/18/2017

                                                                                            Can we all please stop using “child” and “adolescent” as epithets? David Brooks laid out the ways that
                                                                                            President Trump is still a child, and therefore deficient.





Millennials are narcissistic?... »

BBC News,  11/17/17

“… Psychologists are divided. Some say the evidence that the young have become ‘Generation Me’ is overwhelming..."

18-year-olds can barely rent cars...»  


 The Boston Globe,  11/02/17

“… 18-, 19-, and 20-year-olds are different from 13- and 14-year-olds. They may not be mature adults, but they’re no longer adolescents, either. They’re something in between."

5 tips for having good relationships with your ...»  


  Gears of Biz,  10/02/17

A 2014 poll of young adults from researchers at Clark University in Massachusetts found that young adults today stay in frequent contact with their parents.

Today's "screenagers" are taking longer... »  


 Healthline,  10/07/17

Experts say today’s teenagers are waiting to get a driver’s license, start drinking, and engage in sex. Why are they reluctant to enter adulthood?

Ignore The Bullshit: iPhones are not destroying...»  


Buzzfeed,  8/20/17

“...evidence overwhelmingly shows that the self-esteem and self-belief of today’s emerging adults is not “too high” by any reasonable reckoning."

Do Smartphones Delay Sex and Dating? »  


 Psychology Today,  8/16/17

“According to researcher and popular author, Dr. Jean Twenge, the answer is, ‘Yes!’ … Many others, such as Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, have raised questions regarding her methodology..."

5 ways college has changed since... »


NBC News,  7/20/17

“… Young people are delaying adulthood in all aspects of life: education, moving out, marriage, kids, and career. According to the Clark University Poll of Emerging Adults..."

how to thrive in an empty nest »  


 The New York Times,  8/02/17

‘'Parents really do grieve, but there is also an upside to your kids moving into this new stage of life, a real sense of freedom for the parents’"

Unfair Criticism of College Students »  


 Valley News,  4/21/17

“… College students in general have been mocked of late for immature and occasionally violent attacks on free speech — although critics should be careful about slandering a generation for a few incidents."

Panicking with Grace... »  


 America Magazine,  6/20/17

Psychologist Jeffrey Jensen Arnett argues for the recognition of a new stage of psychological development, which he calls ‘emerging adulthood.’”

what girls get right about... »  


 The Science of Us,  4/14/17

‘In the earlier part of your 20s, ‘you’re forming a definite identity — a lot of identity play, a lot of trying out different versions of yourself to see who you really are...'

where are millennials moving? »  


 International Business Times,  4/11/17

There are a number of possible reasons why Millennials are not buying homes. … ‘Millennials are a generation of what I call ‘adventure movers.’

Dartmouth Conference asks whether colleges... a> »  


 Valley News,  4/10/17

‘Will The Millennials Ever Grow Up?’ ‘I’m happy to tell you the answer is yes,” began Arnett. ‘People were asking the same question 25 years ago about Generation X and they did grow up..."

my parents are my roommates... »  


 WNPR,  4/3/17

More young adults live in their parents’ homes today than in 1940. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, roughly 34 percent of the nation’s millennials live in their childhood bedrooms...

the alternative spring break that... »

Deseret News, 4/3/2017

… A group of college students planning a service trip may not rank high among young adult accomplishments, but this is a generation where for the first time in the modern era...

millennials: unraveling fact from fiction »  


 Ottawa Family Living,  3/29/17

… A new book, The Millennial Mindset, aims to help us make sense of this generation and where it’s headed.  

why won't people stop...narcissism »

True Viral News, 3/29/2017

"It’s incredibly unfair to call Millennials narcissistic, or to say they’re more so than previous generations,’ says Jeffrey Jensen Arnett.

here's why millennials don't want to... »  


 Youth Ki Awaaz,  3/22/17

 ...The Clark University Poll of Parents of Emerging Adults found that the top three markers for adulthood in this generation are... 

student loan debt isn't responsible... »

Good Call, 1/26/2017

Student loan debt is not the primary reason children "boomerang." Arnett believes children move home for a variety of reasons.

life as a 20-something in madison »  


 Madison Magazine, Andrea Behling,  1/19/17

 ‘I’ve been intentional about not saying my specific age,’ [Winnie K.] says. ‘You get rid of the preconceived notions.’ Her age puts her on the younger end of the generational spectrum known...

selection of 2014 media events»

January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014 Media Events

Huffington Post; Chicago Tribune; NY Times; and many more

selection of 2013 media events»

January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013

Telegram and Gazette; USA Today; Fox News; and many more

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January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016 Media Events

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selection of 2015 media events»

January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015

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