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Have Smartphones Shaped A Less Independent, More Depressed Generation?23:00
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Smartphones are ruining our children's mental health. It sounds alarmist, but that's exactly the alarm bell that Jean Twenge is ringing in her new book, "iGen: Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy--and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood."

She also describes how, based on large studies of teens, they're becoming less independent and stretching childhood into high school.

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Jean Twenge, professor of psychology at San Diego State University and author of "iGen: Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy--and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood." She tweets @jean_twenge.

This segment aired on September 25, 2017.

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