Critical Analysis Of Jean TwengeHave Smartphones Affected A Generation

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In “Have Smartphones ruined a Generation” the author Jean M. Twenge compares 2 different generations and determines that smartphones have changed many aspects in this generation and how people communicate. Jean M. Twenge is a professor of Psychology at San Diego State University, in her past articles she wrote about “how people were happier back then” suggesting that she is more biased towards generations before. And after connecting both articles I believe that she thinks people were happier before, because technology was not as big as a problem as it is now. The main reason that compelled the author to write this argumentative essay is because she believes that millennials do not have as much face to face communication due to technology and being able to communicate through smartphones.
The main argument is that millennials are more mentally unstable because of technology. Rates of teen depression and suicide have skyrocketed since 2011. Technology has effects on both mental health and sleep time appear after two or more hours a day on electronic devices. Although today's teens are physically safer because they are more comfortable in their rooms rather than out at a party, but since technology takes a large role in teens lives now,they are less stable mentally due to social media and cyberbullying. According to Twenge, teens today are on the “brink of a mental-health crisis”.
Author Jean Twenge argues that smartphones and technology has destroyed a generation, not due

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