In an article written by Larry Gordon and Louis Sahagun in the Los Angeles Times on 2/27/07 titled “Gen Y’s ego trip takes a bad turn,” the authors report that a study by Jean Twenge, a SDSU associate professor, found “self-esteem programs that many elementary schools adopted 20 years ago…(as well as )permissive parenting, increased materialism and fascination with celebrities and reality TV shows,”have caused many college students to have an inflated sense of self. Twenge says she is “concerned we are heading to society where people are going to treat each other badly, either on the street or in relationships” (online).
By utilizing your time writing, the LAT article, class discussion, your own experience and observations write a focused and well-developed essay in which you:
first, explain what Twenge is concerned about and why she is concerned.
Then, discuss to what extent you agree with Twenge’s views.
Use at least two quotes or paraphrases from the article listed above.