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Generations : the real differences between Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X, Boomers, and Silents--and what they mean for America's future  Cover Image Book Book

Generations : the real differences between Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X, Boomers, and Silents--and what they mean for America's future / Jean M. Twenge, PhD.


The United States is currently home to six generations of people: -the Silents, born 1925-1945; -Baby Boomers, born 1946-1964; -Gen X, born 1965-1979; -Millennials, born 1980-1994; -Gen Z, born 1995-2012; -and the still-to-be-named cohorts born after 2012. They have had vastly different life experiences and thus, one assumes, they must have vastly diverging beliefs and behaviors. But what are those differences, what causes them, and how deep do they actually run? Professor of psychology and "reigning expert on generational change" (Lisa Wade, PhD, author of American Hookup), Jean Twenge does a deep dive into a treasure trove of long-running, government-funded surveys and databases to answer these questions. Are we truly defined by major historical events, such as the Great Depression for the Silents and September 11 for Millennials? Or, as Twenge argues, is it the rapid evolution of technology that differentiates the generations? With her clear-eyed and insightful voice, Twenge explores what the Silents and Boomers want out of the rest of their lives; how Gen X-ers are facing middle age; the ideals of Millennials as parents and in the workplace; and how Gen Z has been changed by COVID, among other fascinating topics. Surprising, engaging, and informative, Generations will forever change the way you view your parents, peers, coworkers, and children, no matter which generation you call your own. -- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781982181611
  • ISBN: 1982181613
  • ISBN: 9781668038154
  • ISBN: 1668038153
  • Physical Description: 554 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2023.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 521-537) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The how and why of generations -- Silents (born 1925-1945) -- Event interlude: the AIDS epidemic -- Boomers (born 1946-1964) -- Event interlude: 9/11 and the New War -- Generation X (born 1965-1979) -- Event interlude: The Great Recession and its aftermath -- Millennials (born 1980-1994) -- Event interlude: The COVID-19 Pandemic -- Generation Z (born 1995-2012) -- Polars (born 2013-2029) -- The future.
Subject: Generations > Social aspects > United States.
Conflict of generations > United States.
Générations > Aspect social > États-Unis.
Conflit de générations > États-Unis.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Demography.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology.
Baby boom generation > United States.
Generation X.
Generation Y.
United States > Population > Social aspects.
Genre: Nonfiction.

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