Time magazine put our adult children on its cover last year and dubbed them “Generation Me, Me, Me.” In response, some critics noted that several generations — notably baby boomers — could also wear the “all about me” tag.
Not so, argues Jean Twenge, a San Diego State University psychology professor. She cites dozens of research studies to make her point that millennials do indeed deserve the “Generation Me” label. That just happens to be the title of her book. Her controversial take on millennials is found in the book’s subtitle: “Why Today’s Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled — and More Miserable Than Ever Before.”