What Might Explain the Unhappiness Epidemic among Our Youth?

Although measures of teen and adult happiness dropped during the high unemployment rates of the Great Recession, it didn’t rebound when the economy started to improve. / ASDF_MEDIA/Shutterstock.com By Dr. Jean Twenge / 01.22.2018 Professor of Psychology San Diego State University We’d all like to be a little happier. The problem is that much of what determines happiness is[…]

How Teens Today – the iGens – Are Different from Past Generations

A psychologist mines big data on teens and finds many ways this generation—the “iGens”—is different from Boomers, Gen Xers, and Millennials. By Dr. Diana Divecha / 10.20.2017 Developmental Psychologist Every generation of teens is shaped by the social, political, and economic events of the day. Today’s teenagers are no different—and they’re the first generation whose[…]