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Teens and Technology: Few Simple Answers

Have smartphones destroyed a generation? Jean Twenge of San Diego State University asked this question in a widely-discussed article in the September 2017 edition of The Atlantic. She concludes that teens are on the verge of a mental health crisis due to the constant presence of these devices, which have been shown to have negative effects […]

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Combating “Selfie Culture”

Howard Gardner and Katie Davis’s 2013 book The App Generation has been referenced in a New York Post piece by columnist Naomi Shaefer Riley about digital narcissism among young people.  Describing constant self-photography as the new normal for youth, especially teenage girls, Riley laments the negative effects on self-esteem and risk-taking that can result from a […]

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Living in the Digital Era

For the past several years, Howard Gardner has focused a lot of his research on the effects of the digital revolution on society, particularly as these changes relate to young people’s use of media, their sense of identity, and their civic participation habits. On projects like the Good Project’s Good Play investigation, the MacArthur Foundation’s […]

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Katie Davis Named APS Rising Star

Dr. Katie Davis, an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington Information School and co-author 2013’s The App Generation, has been recognized by the Association for Psychological Science as a 2015 Rising Star! Davis earned her Ed.D. in Human Development and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2011. She studies the role of […]

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Publicity for The App Generation

Howard Gardner and Katie Davis’s book The App Generation continues to be referenced in the press two years after its release. In September-October 2015, the following publications featured the book in articles about the effects of digital technology on society: –Sherry Turkle’s op-ed in the New York Times about the psychological results of omnipresent digital devices cites […]

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