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What is Generativity?

A term used by psychoanalyst Erik Erikson to describe the stage in life when one gives back to the next generation.   Generative Resources takes its name from the concept and brings together community and technical resources in support of Generativity.

 

 

Erik Erikson’s Stages of Psychosocial Development

1

Trust vs. Mistrust

2

Autonomy vs. Shame and Doubt

3

Initiative vs. Guilt

4

Industry vs. Inferiority

5

Identity vs. Isolation

6

Generativity vs. Stagnation

7

Integrity vs. Despair

 

Learn more about Generativity from these authors:

Erik Erikson - in Childhood and Society he describes the Psychosocial Stages of Development.

John Kotre - Assorted titles found on his website: