Generation Me By Jean M Twenge

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Chapter 4 of “Generation Me” by Jean M Twenge; a professor of psychology at San Diego State University. Twenge explains that Generation Me is going through depression at a higher rate than the previous generations, causing loneliness and isolation. Twenge does a fantastic job showing all the statics from Americans born before 1915, compared with Americans born in Generation Me. Twenge describes how college students are stressed after college trying to find a job. Twenge says that student’s loans used to be payed off with a part time job in college thing have now changed. Twenge also states on how the economic system is changing. Twenge shows that things are changing for Generation Me, chapter 4 is a true warning sign for Generations to come.
Twenge said “only 1% to 2% of Americans born before 1915 experienced a major depressive episode during their lifetime” (143). Americans born before 1915 had it hard, having lived through the Great Depression and both world wars. Twenge also says “today, the lifetime rate of major depression is ten times higher-between 15% and 20%” (143). What is happing? The numbers are changing at a high rate, causing Americans anxiety, depression, and loneliness. Twenge “In a nationwide survey of teens in 2011, 29% said they had felt sad or helpless almost every day for two or more weeks in a row-a common definition of depression” (145). I agree with Twenge; you see people getting depressed. In my high school you would always see this girl sad by
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