Rethinking “Generation Me”: A Study of Cohort Effects from 1976-2006

@article{Trzesniewski2010RethinkingM,
  title={Rethinking “Generation Me”: A Study of Cohort Effects from 1976-2006},
  author={K. Trzesniewski and M. Donnellan},
  journal={Perspectives on Psychological Science},
  year={2010},
  volume={5},
  pages={58 - 75}
}
Social commentators have argued that changes over the last decades have coalesced to create a relatively unique generation of young people. However, using large samples of U.S. high-school seniors from 1976 to 2006 (Total N = 477,380), we found little evidence of meaningful change in egotism, self-enhancement, individualism, self-esteem, locus of control, hopelessness, happiness, life satisfaction, loneliness, antisocial behavior, time spent working or watching television, political activity… Expand
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