President’s Lecture focus is on narcissism

There’s a new generation of students and employees, says Dr. Jean M. Twenge. And they have a sense of entitlement and expectations of rewards for little work.

Twenge, a professor of psychology at San Diego State University, delivered the President’s Lecture Series address, “The Narcissism Epidemic: Implications for Education and the Workplace,” on Nov. 9, 2011.

Twenge is the author of more than 80 scientific publications and the books “The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement” (with W. Keith Campbell) and “Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled — and More Miserable than Ever Before.”

In the classroom and in the workplace, Twenge says the new generation of students and employees behave with a sense of entitlement and have inappropriate attitudes for school or business. She will discuss how to identify these behaviors and offer strategies to address them.

Twenge’s research has been covered in Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, and U.S. News and World Report. She has been featured on “The Today Show,” “NBC Nightly News,” “Fox and Friends,” “Dateline NBC” and National Public Radio.

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