generativity

noun

gen·​er·​a·​tiv·​i·​ty ˌjen-(ə-)rə-ˈtiv-ət-ē How to pronounce generativity (audio)
plural generativities
: a concern for people besides self and family that usually develops during middle age
especially : a need to nurture and guide younger people and contribute to the next generation
used in the psychology of Erik Erikson

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“Generativity.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/generativity. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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