, Social, Generations, And Intergenerational Differences?

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Intergenerational differences are defined as, a difference of opinions between one generation and another regarding in beliefs, politics, or values. In today’s society, it is often thought of as differences between the old and the young, or a generation gap. According to Dr. Jill Novak, Professor at the University of Phoenix and Texas, there are currently six living generations today. There is the GI generation, born from 1901-1926, most of them grew up without air conditioning or electricity. Then there are the mature/silent, born from 1927-1945, they are the avid readers, divorce is not allowed, Korean and Vietnam war generation. After them are the baby boomers, born from 1946-1964, they were the rock ‘n roll, first TV, divorce, optimistic and accepting generation. Next, there is generation X born between 1965 and 1980. They were entrepreneurial, individualistic, misunderstood, late to marry, unimpressed with authority generation. Second to last is generation Y/Millennials, born between 1981 and 2000. They respect authority, prefer to work in teams, grew up with technology, and get most of their socialization from social media. Lastly, we have generation Z/Boomlets, born after 2001. These children often leave behind toys at a younger age, due to computers and web-based learning. Each of these generations has grown up differently, and because of that there often is miscommunication and differences among them in society. The causes of these differences are a result of
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