Generativity and Adult Development: How and Why We Care for the Next Generation / Edition 1

Generativity and Adult Development: How and Why We Care for the Next Generation / Edition 1

by Dan P. McAdams
     
 

Generativity and Adult Development brings together the most creative and informed contemporary thinking and research being done on the psychological, social, and cultural aspects of generativity in adult lives. The book draws together a roster of scholars from the fields of life-span development, personality and social psychology, clinical and counseling psychology,… See more details below

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Generativity and Adult Development brings together the most creative and informed contemporary thinking and research being done on the psychological, social, and cultural aspects of generativity in adult lives. The book draws together a roster of scholars from the fields of life-span development, personality and social psychology, clinical and counseling psychology, sociology, history, philosophy, and the arts. The reader will find here a host of stimulating ideas, new research findings, and clinical wisdom about how adults fashion their lives in ways designed to promote the ensuing generations and to leave an enduring legacy that will outlive the self.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557984708
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
511
Product dimensions:
7.28(w) x 10.16(h) x 1.38(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Foreword
Introduction
Ch. 1The Anatomy of Generativity7
Ch. 2A Generative Drama: Scenes From a Father-Son Relationship45
Ch. 3The Course of Generativity75
Ch. 4Case Studies of Midlife Generativity: Analyzing Motivation and Realization101
Ch. 5Immortality and the Externalization of the Self: Plato's Unrecognized Theory of Generativity133
Ch. 6Generativity: At the Crossroads of Social Roles and Personality181
Ch. 7Generativity in Adult Lives: Social Structural Contours and Quality of Life Consequences227
Ch. 8Generativity, Social Context, and Lived Experience: Narratives of Gay Men in Middle Adulthood265
Ch. 9Cares for the Rising Generation: Generativity in American History, 1607-1900311
Ch. 10Generativity in the Shadow of Genocide: The Holocaust Experience and Generativity335
Ch. 11Intergenerational Buffers: "The Damage Stops Here"367
Ch. 12Truth Against the World: A Psychobiographical Exploration of Generativity in the Life of Frank Lloyd Wright391
Ch. 13Generativity and the Life Course of Martha Graham429
Ch. 14Family Generativity and Generative Counseling: Helping Families Keep Faith With the Next Generation449
Epilogue: Emerging Themes and Future Directions483
Author Index493
Subject Index503
About the Editors511

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