Today’s young people have never known a world without ubiquitous digital media. Education scholars Howard Gardner – the prolific multiple-intelligences expert – and Katie Davis argue that the constant access to software applications – “apps” – and to online information and communities changes how young people approach the psychological challenges of “identity, intimacy and creativity.” Some of their conclusions seem mundane, but many of their findings offer substantial and surprising insights into evolving adolescent psychology. getAbstract recommends this study to anyone marketing to youth, to parents and educators, to software developers, and to young people themselves, whether they read it on paper or online (we’ve got an app for that).
The App Generation
• 4 years ago