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The famous psychoanalytic theorist Erik Erikson defined generativity as an adult’s concern for and commitment to promoting the well-being of future generations.​ Erikson argued that generativity (versus stagnation) is the central psychosocial issue of the middle-adult years.

Virtue Talk Podcast: Dan P. McAdams on Generativity.​ Click the link below to hear our scholar Dan P. McAdams discuss his psychology research in generativity and redemptive life narratives.​ The famous psychoanalytic theorist Erik Erikson defined generativity as an adult’s concern.

Dan P. McAdams.​ This chapter describes the psychological concept of generativity and its place in the human life course.​ The extensive research literature on generativity is reviewed, and an extensive case study of the life story of one especially generative midlife woman — a.

The present study compared the personality characteristics assessed in life stories of 40 highly generative adults to those in the life stories of a contrasting.