Jean M. Twenge
San Diego State University
Mental healthDevelopmental psychologyGeneral Social SurveyDemographyAssertivenessPsychologyIndividualismDigital mediaPersonalitySelf-esteemDepression (differential diagnoses)AggressionBig Five personality traitsPoison controlBirth cohortNarcissismSocial rejectionAnxietyClinical psychologyCohortSocial psychologyMeta-analysis
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#1Jean M. Twenge (SDSU: San Diego State University)H-Index: 83
#2Andrew B. Blake (TTU: Texas Tech University)H-Index: 4
ABSTRACTPrevious research established a substantial increase in support for same-sex marriage in the US, but it is unclear if this increase is due to cohort (a change that affects only the younger ...
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#1Jean M. Twenge (SDSU: San Diego State University)H-Index: 83
#2Sara Konrath (IU: Indiana University)H-Index: 25
Last. Cooper McAllister (SDSU: San Diego State University)
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Abstract Scholars posit that economically prosperous times should produce higher individualism and narcissism, and economically challenging times lower individualism and narcissism. This creates the possibility that narcissism among U.S. college students, which increased between 1982 and 2009, may have declined after the Great Recession. Updating a cross-temporal meta-analysis of the Narcissistic Personality Inventory to 2013 (k = 164, N = 35,095) and adding two within-campus analyses to 2015 (S...
#1Cooper McAllister (SDSU: San Diego State University)
#2Garrett Hisler (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 8
Last. Jessica L. Hamilton (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 6
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Screen media use is associated with mental health problems among adolescents. However, few studies have examined screen media use using contemporaneous time diaries (rather than retrospective reports), compared associations across specific screen media activities or by gender, or examined associations with self-harm behaviors. Participants were 13- to 15-year-old adolescents completing time diaries (n = 4,252) for one weekday and one weekend day in the 2015 administration of the Millennium Cohor...
#1Jean M. Twenge (SDSU: San Diego State University)H-Index: 83
#2Cooper McAllister (SDSU: San Diego State University)
Last. Thomas E. Joiner (FSU: Florida State University)H-Index: 136
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BACKGROUND: Events from spring to fall 2020, including the COVID-19 pandemic, hate crimes, and social unrest, may have impacted mental health, particularly mood and anxiety disorders. This study compares rates of positive screens for anxiety and depressive disorders in separate U.S. national samples from 2019 and April to September 2020. The analysis includes trends within demographic groups, which have received scant attention. METHODS: Nationally representative probability samples of U.S. adul...
#1Jean M. Twenge (SDSU: San Diego State University)H-Index: 83
#2Jonathan Haidt (NYU: New York University)H-Index: 80
Last. Astrid Le Roy (Whitworth University)
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Abstract null null Introduction null Several studies have documented increases in adolescent loneliness and depression in the U.S., UK, and Canada after 2012, but it is unknown whether these trends appear worldwide or whether they are linked to factors such as economic conditions, technology use, or changes in family size. null null null Methods null The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) survey of 15- and 16-year-old students around the world included a 6-item measure of scho...
#1Garrett Hisler (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 8
#2Jean M. Twenge (SDSU: San Diego State University)H-Index: 83
Abstract Rationale Understanding how health has changed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is critical to recovering from the pandemic. Objective This study focused on how sleep characteristics in the United States may be different from before to during the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods To this end, the sleep characteristics of a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults collected before the COVID-19 outbreak (i.e., 2018 National Health Interview Survey, n = 19,433) were compared to the sle...
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#1Jean M. Twenge (SDSU: San Diego State University)H-Index: 83
#2Eric Farley (SDSU: San Diego State University)H-Index: 1
Previous research on associations between screen media use and mental health produced mixed findings, possibly because studies have not examined screen activities separately or accounted for gender differences. We sought to examine associations between different types of screen activities (social media, internet, gaming, and TV) and mental health indicators separately for boys and girls. We drew from a nationally representative sample of 13–15-year-old adolescents in the UK (n = 11,427) asking a...
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#1Garrett Hisler (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 8
#2Brant P. Hasler (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 32
Last. Jean M. Twenge (SDSU: San Diego State University)H-Index: 83
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Abstract Objectives Few studies have sought to evaluate how screen media use relates to symptoms of sleep-wake disturbances. To extend these prior studies in a large sample of children, this study examined associations of different types of screen media with symptom severity of different classes of sleep-wake disturbances. This study was preregistered here. Design This study utilized the baseline cross-sectional survey administered within the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study (ABCD; R...
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#1Jean M. Twenge (SDSU: San Diego State University)H-Index: 83
#2Thomas E. Joiner (FSU: Florida State University)H-Index: 136
Objective This study aims to document the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health. Method We compared a nationally representative online sample of 2,032 U.S. adults in late April 2020 to 19,330 U.S. adult internet users who participated in the 2018 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) using the Kessler-6 scale of mental distress in the last 30 days. Results Compared to the 2018 NHIS sample, U.S. adults in April 2020 were eight times more likely to fit criteria for serious mental dist...
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#1Jean M. TwengeH-Index: 83
#2A Bell Cooper (Lynn University)H-Index: 2
Is there a growing class divide in happiness? Among U.S. adults ages 30 and over in the nationally representative General Social Survey (N = 44,198), the positive correlation between socioeconomic status (SES; including income, education, and occupational prestige) and happiness grew steadily stronger between the 1970s and 2010s. Associations between income and happiness were linear, with no tapering off at higher levels of income. Between 1972 and 2016, the happiness of high-SES White adults wa...
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