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Running head: SUMMARY ESSAY 1 Summary Essay In the article ‘A Generational Approach to Understanding Students’ authors Michael D. Coomes and Robert DeBard give us a clear insight on different theories and framework to understand the Millennial generation and the relationship between the generational succession. These frameworks help us in understanding the relation between the people of different age group that are present in the campus and how they function. According to Coomes and DeBard (2004) a generational perspective is important to understand the groups and individuals, framework, and generations on campus and how they differ from each other. For a student affair educator to communicate with different set of individuals present in the campus, it is necessary to understand how every individual is different from another, how student groups conduct themselves and the overall behavior of the students in general. To understand the individual student different theories such as psychosocial, cognitive, and typology theories were studied by the authors. These theories emphasized on factors such as
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SUMMARY ESSAY 2 personality type, gender, race, and sexual orientation shape identity that affect the human development. Different typology models such as student peer group typology, human aggregate model and cohort model are explained to understand the student group behavior. The authors quote the study of Kuh, Hu, and Vesper (as cited in Coomes & DeBard, 2004) who categorized student groups as disengaged, recreator, socializer, scientist, individualist, artist, grind, intellectual, and conventional. The authors also present different theories and models to depict human aggregate models. the Myers-Briggs model (as cited in Coomes & DeBard, 2004)
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  • Fall '09
  • Generation Y, Strauss, Howe, Boomers, Coomes

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