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Generativity vs. Stagnation

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Lisa Lu

on 13 November 2014

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Transcript of Generativity vs. Stagnation

Generativity vs. Stagnation
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...they become more concerned about how they can make their mark on the world.

The psychological conflict of generativity vs. stagnation affects people of ages 40-65.
At this time, they care about nurturing children, helping others, and making the world a better place.

As people age...
When people feel a sense of generativity, they feel a sense of productivity and accomplishment.
Adults want to care for others, and this is shown in parenting.
Generativity refers to guiding one's children or the next generation, or contributing to the well-being of the next generation through career or volunteer work.
Generativity: Caring
Refers to the failure to find a way to contribute.
These individuals may feel disconnected or uninvolved with their community and with society as a whole.
A midlife crisis is common due to aging and lack of children to care take for.
Adults who fail will be self-centered and feel that the world is no better off for their being alive.
More likely to happen to people still struggling with identity (stage 5) and intimacy (stage 6).
Stagnation: Lack of Meaning
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Successfully dealing with this conflict leads to creativity and productivity. Adults who achieve generativity benefit their family, community, country, future generations, and themselves.

Examples of generative positions:
health care professionals
community volunteers
Stage 7: Generativity vs. Stagnation
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