Dr. Jean Twenge, the internationally recognized psychologist and researcher on adolescence and technology, offers up-to-date research and tips that may make a difference in how we interact with our phones and each other. This free public lecture will help us understand the effects of our smartphones on our families, relationships, and behaviour.
Parents and their teens will learn:
- The truth about how many hours children are spending on screen time each day
- What the consequences are from this lack of connection to other children, including loneliness and anxiety
- How to set boundaries for screen time for kids
- The fall-out of screen time on sleep patterns and the subsequent effect on learning
- The importance of parents being positive role models with their own use of phones and electronic devices
About Dr Jean Twenge
Dr. Jean M. Twenge, Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University, is the author of more than 140 scientific publications and the books iGen: Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy--and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood, Generation Me: Why Today's Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled - and More Miserable Than Ever Before and The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement (co-authored with W. Keith Campbell).
Dr. Twenge frequently gives talks and seminars on teaching and working with today's young generation based on a dataset of 11 million young people. Her audiences have included college faculty and staff, high school teachers, military personnel, camp directors, and corporate executives. Her research has been covered in Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News and World Report, and The Washington Post, and she has been featured on Today, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Fox and Friends, NBC Nightly News, Dateline NBC, and National Public Radio. She holds a BA and MA from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.