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Generativity is the goal of adulthood including procreation, creativity and fulfilling parental and social responsibility for the next generation. This contrasts with the narrow interest in yourself and being self absorbed.

GENERATIVITY VERSUS STAGNATION: "Generativity versus stagnation is the 7th stage of Erikson's 8 stage development."

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