Jean M. Twenge, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University and the author of more than 40 scientific journal articles and book chapters. Accounts of her research have appeared in USA Today, Time, and Newsweek and have been featured on the Today show and Dateline NBC. In addition to her work on generations, she has published numerous studies on the effects of social rejection. She received a BA and MA from the University of Chicago in 1993 and a Ph.D. in personality psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1998. After living in Texas, Chicago, Michigan, Minnesota (twice), and Cleveland, she is happy to be settled with her husband in beautiful San Diego, California. When not slaving over a hot computer writing something, she can usually be found swimming, reading, sitting in the sun, or reading and sitting in the sun -- though usually not swimming while reading and sitting in the sun. Generation Me, her first book, will be published in April 2006 by Free Press, a division of Simon & Schuster.