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2015-2017 Selection of Media Events


                                                                                        Featured Article:        What is it About 20-Somethings?

                                                                                        New York Times, Robin Marantz Henig, 8/18/2010

                                                                                             This question pops up everywhere, underlying concerns
                                                                                             about  “failure to launch” and “boomerang kids.”





what girls get right about...  

 The Science of Us,  4/14/17

‘In the earlier part of your 20s, ‘you’re forming a definite identity — a lot of identity play, a lot of trying out different versions of yourself to see who you really are...'

where are millennials moving?  

 International Business Times,  4/11/17

There are a number of possible reasons why Millennials are not buying homes. … ‘Millennials are a generation of what I call ‘adventure movers.’

Dartmouth Conference asks whether colleges...  

 Valley News,  4/10/17

‘Will The Millennials Ever Grow Up?’ ‘I’m happy to tell you the answer is yes,” began Arnett. ‘People were asking the same question 25 years ago about Generation X and they did grow up..."

my parents are my roommates...  

 WNPR,  4/3/17

More young adults live in their parents’ homes today than in 1940. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, roughly 34 percent of the nation’s millennials live in their childhood bedrooms...

the alternative spring break that... ╗

Deseret News, 4/3/2017

… A group of college students planning a service trip may not rank high among young adult accomplishments, but this is a generation where for the first time in the modern era...

millennials: unraveling fact from fiction  

 Ottawa Family Living,  3/29/17

… A new book, The Millennial Mindset, aims to help us make sense of this generation and where it’s headed.  

why won't people stop...narcissism ╗

True Viral News, 3/29/2017

"It’s incredibly unfair to call Millennials narcissistic, or to say they’re more so than previous generations,’ says Jeffrey Jensen Arnett.

here's why millennials don't want to...  

 Youth Ki Awaaz,  3/22/17

 ...The Clark University Poll of Parents of Emerging Adults found that the top three markers for adulthood in this generation are... 

student loan debt isn't responsible... ╗

Good Call, 1/26/2017

Student loan debt is not the primary reason children "boomerang." Arnett believes children move home for a variety of reasons.

life as a 20-something in madison  

 Madison Magazine, Andrea Behling,  1/19/17

 ‘I’ve been intentional about not saying my specific age,’ [Winnie K.] says. ‘You get rid of the preconceived notions.’ Her age puts her on the younger end of the generational spectrum known...

you're an adult but your brain might not be one ╗

CNN, Jacqueline Howard, 12/21/2016

 Overall, most neuroscientists agree that ‘there’s no magic age at which the brain reaches adulthood,’ said Jeffrey Jensen Arnett.

life decisions: making decisions from teens...  

 Voice of America,  12/08/2016

“How does a young person choose a career? How do you make adult decisions when you don’t feel like one?" Robert Michael and Jeffrey Arnett tackle these questions.

Psychology says you need to achieve these.. ╗

Business Insider, 11/18/2016

When Jeffrey Jensen Arnett was starting out as a research psychologist, he asked hundreds of people a simple question: ‘Do you feel like you've reached adulthood?’

Why Is Dating in the App Era Such Hard Work?  

 The Atlantic,  11/2016

Americans are now considered prime candidates for dating from age 14 or younger to close to 30 or older. That's about 15 years, or roughly a fifth of their lives....

A longer road to adulthood  ╗

Globe Mail, Dougherty/Clarke, 10/18/2016

As the need for education delays entry into adulthood, experts ask: Is it time to redefine what 'growing up' means?

911 Anniversary: Millennials seek hope  

 Palm Beach Post,  Leslie Streeter, 9/9/2016

“Mike, we got bombed!” That’s what four-year-old Arthur Wesley remembers his mother screaming to his father on Sept. 11, 2001, as they watched television, and saw one plane, and then another...

young adults are more likely to accept help... ╗

Market Watch, Jillian Berman, 8/1/2016

I was eight months out of college and feeling pretty good about myself when first confronted with the reality that I perhaps wasn’t as much of an adult as I thought.

end of the empty nest  

 Columbia Daily Tribune,  6/24/2016

Today’s parents of young adults ‘were the young people of the famous generation gap of the ’60s and ’70s; they were complaining that their parents were so stuffy.

a joy or a drag? Parents whose adult ╗

Washington Post, 5/31/2016

A study released last week by the Pew Research Center found that 32 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds now [live at home]

millennial men are more likely to live at home  

  Cosmopolitan, Hannah Smothers 5/26/2016

Knowing what we know, it shouldn't come as a huge surprise to learn that there are more Millennial men living at home with their parents than living on their own with romantic partners.

more millennials moving to denver, says report ╗

Denver Bus. Journal, Ben Miller, 4/6/2016

Only two other U.S. cities are attracting more millennials moving in than Denver, according to a new report. …

experiences, not family ties , lead millennials  

 The CW, Tulsa, OK, 4/5/2016

 'More than any generation before them, millennials have the freedom and flexibility to make moves in search of new experiences and opportunities,’ said Dr. Jeffrey Arnett.

will you sprint, stroll, or stumble into a career? ╗

New York Times, Jeffrey J. Selingo, 4/5/2016

At the age of 18, G. Stanley Hall left his home in the tiny village of Ashfield, Mass., for Williams College, just 35 miles away, with a goal to ‘do something and be something in the world.’

experiences, not family ties, lead

 Yahoo Finance, 4/4/2016

It seems distance does not make the heart grow fonder – especially if you're between the ages of 18 and 35.

four ways talented 20-somethings ╗

Forbes, Daniel R. Porterfield, 3/21/2016

Wes Fillman chose a liberal arts college because he knew a great education would enhance his future. But he never could have imagined his early professional trajectory unfolding as it did.

How to help kids make the leap ╗

 RLTV, Elizabeth Fishel, 2/29/2016

Eight years after the Great Recession hit, entering the adult world of work remains a perilous transition for young people.

psychology says you need to ╗

Business Insider UK, Drake Baer, 1/12/2016

When Jeffrey Jensen Arnett was starting out as a research psychologist, he asked hundreds of people a simple question: ‘Do you feel like you've reached adulthood?’

millennials must make their own ╗

 The Daily Trojan, Jordyn Holman, 2/21/2016

“…But for all the young adults who are going through their 20s right now, settling down and locking down a full-time job becomes less and less plausible given the economy and changing American society.."

the three things that mean you ╗

The Independent, Mollie Goodfellow, 1/15/2016

If you've achieved these three things, you can say you're an adult

when are you really an adult ╗

 The Atlantic, Julie Beck, 1/05/2016

Is there a point at which you stop physically developing, when you are officially an “adult” organism? That depends on what measure you choose.

what millennials really think about working ╗

Forbes, Kerry Hannon, 9/04/2015

A whopping 80% said it is more important than ever to get education or training beyond high school to find a good job.

20-somethings value college ╗

 Telegram, Scott O'Connell, 8/27/2015

Higher education isn’t just a goal for the vast majority of 20-somethings today – they believe it should also be a right, according to a new poll from Clark University.

millennials realize growing up is hard to do ╗, Kathleen Burke, 8/25/2015

Change can be difficult, but for the millennial generation, the shift from student to working stiff is especially trying.

new clark university poll ╗

Yahoo Finance, A. Steinreich, 8/25/2015

Students are arriving on campuses around the country as another academic year begins. What draws them there and what do they expect from their college educations?

what really motivates workers  ╗

 Harvard Business Review, 8/25/2015

The rise of emerging adulthood does not mean that young people today are defective, only that it takes longer to prepare for the workplace ...


optimistic millennials are hoping ╗

The Street, Chris Metinko, 6/24/2015

Avoiding mistakes may just be part of why so many Millennials are investing...


The terrifying thing that Facebook... ╗

 Herald Times Online, Kent Larson, 6/21/2015

People used to wait for the sound of “You’ve got mail." Nowadays, that’s too passÚ and slow.

how adulthood happens ╗

New York Times, David Brooks, 6/12/2015

Every society has its rites of passage, marking the transition from youth to adulthood.


two new studies debunk ╗

 Philadelphia News and Opinion, Sandy Hingston, 06/11/2015

Millennials will have fewer partners than boomers and Gen X' and half of all 20-somethings aren't getting any. No wonder they're so mad at my...

ten things college students won't tell you ╗

Market Watch, Charles Passy, 6/07/2015

At one time, a college education was more an option than an expectation. But these days, 65% of high school graduates go on to college, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

stuck in the middle ╗

 Urban Health, 5/27/2015

You’re in your forties and you’ve been feeling blue, lately. Are you experiencing a midlife crisis? Here’s where you can find out

if your parents are still paying your bills╗

Bloomberg Business, Akane Otani, 05/21/2015

Young adults are increasingly getting bankrolled by their parents, yet rarely talk about it.

parenting during the 20-something years ╗

 Psych Up (CoSozo radio), Suzanne Phillips, 5/17/2015

In this show, Dr. Jeffrey Arnett and Elizabeth Fishel discuss their book Getting To 30: A Parent's Guide to the 20-Something Years.

64% of millennials are single...╗

  MSN Lifestyle, Russell Sabio, 6/10/2015

You're comparing yourself to all your friends in relationships (all of your friends) thinking that will never be you.


the meaning of maturity ╗, 5/12/2015

A mature 29-year-old has a well-established identity.

why millennials might be having less sex... ╗

 TIME Magazine, Charlotte Alter, 5/8/2015

Today's young people just aren't as interested in notches on the bedpost

the millennials secret to success? ╗

 Huffington Post, 03/26/2015

The young, successful adult who chooses to still sleep in his parents’ basement is instead becoming increasingly more prevalent.

my boomerang kid came home now what? ╗

About Parenting, Sharon Greenthal, 03/26/2015

Boomerang kids are here to stay.

selection of 2014 media events╗

January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014 Media Events

Huffington Post; Chicago Tribune; NY Times; and many more

selection of 2013 media events╗

January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013

Telegram and Gazette; USA Today; Fox News; and many more