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Is 30 Really The New 20?

Filed by KOSU News in Art & Life.
September 6, 2013

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode The Next Greatest Generation?

About Meg Jay’s TEDTalk

Psychologist Meg Jay has a message for 20-somethings: just because marriage, work and kids happen later, doesn’t mean you can’t start planning now. She tells 20-somethings how they can re-claim adulthood in the defining decade of their lives.

About Meg Jay

Meg Jay is a clinical psychologists who specializes in adult development, and in 20-somethings. In her practice, and her book The Defining Decade, Meg Jay suggests that many 20-somethings have been caught in a swirl of hype and misinformation.

Jay says the rhetoric that “30 is the new 20″ trivializes what is actually the most transformative period of our adult lives. She draws from science and stories from ten years of clinical work to show that far from being an irrelevant downtime, our twenties are a developmental sweet spot that comes only once.

She is an assistant clinical professor at the University of Virginia and maintains a private practice in Charlottesville, Virginia. [Copyright 2013 NPR]

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