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2410 -week9 - 11/8/2009 Acohort isagroupofpeoplewhohave

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11/8/2009 1 A cohort is a group of people who have shared a particular experience during a particular time span e.g., people who were children during the great depression A cohort effect occurs when the social, historical, and cultural events of a given era exert a systematic influence on the development of a group of individuals What things in your life do you think might have made you similar to each other, and different from other generations? Do you think these influences have made you different from other generations? Traits Attitudes Behavior How do you think older generations view your cohort? What role do you think developmental stage (being a young adult vs. an older adult) plays in behavior, traits, attitudes? Do you think cohort effects or developmental effects are a stronger influence? There is a lot of discussion about the characteristics of today’s generation of young people Attention for claims about generational differences is fairly intense Generation Me : 57,800 Google hits Millennials : 419,000Google hits the past
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11/8/2009 2 A cottage industry of consultants for dealing with “Gen Me” in the work force Heightened concerns for parents about contributing to the “army” of little narcissist contributing to the army of little narcissists Apprehension about the self esteem movement Stereotypes may even have negative consequences Self fulfilling prophecies Prejudices against young people Community sample Recruited through Internet opt in company N = 641 M age = 47, SD = 19, Range 18 to 87 50% women Purposely sampled four age groups EmergingAdults: 18 to 25, n = 156 Adults: 26 to 45, n = 159 Middle Aged: 46 to 65, n = 169 OlderAdults: 66 to 87, n = 157 We are interested in the characteristics that you would use to describe young people today (people aged 18 to 25) 18 to 25 year olds Rude Lazy Smart 46 to 65 year olds Lazy Rude Energetic Outgoing 26 to 45 year olds Lazy Rude Selfish Disrespectful Self centered 66 to 87 year olds Energetic Self centered Smart Selfish
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11/8/2009 3 Below is a list of statements that may or may not describe young adults today (people aged 18 to 25) Please rate the extent to which you believe each statement is representative of today's young adults, aged 18 to 25 Completed same items for adults aged 26 to 65 Rating scale: (1) Not at all to (5) Very much 3.00 3.20 3.40 3.60 3.80 4.00 Emerging Adults (aged 18 to 25) Adults (aged 26 to 45) WholeSample 2.00 2.20 2.40 2.60 2.80 Narcissistic Over confident Agreeable Emotional y stable Anxious Depressed Immoral Lonely d = .58* d = .87* d = .54* d = .57* d = .07 d = .16* d = .53* d = .19* *p < .05. Error bars equal 2* SE.
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2410 -week9 - 11/8/2009 Acohort isagroupofpeoplewhohave

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