Regina Logan

Regina Lopata Logan, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor
Foley Center for the Study of Lives
School of Education and Social Policy
Northwestern University
Research Assistant Professor.  Dr. Logan received an A.B. from the University of Michigan, a Master's from the University of Wisconsin and a second Master's and Ph.D. from Northwestern University. She has taught at Mundelein College (now Loyola University) in Chicago where she also served as Director of Career Development. She was Director of Faculty Development and Assistant Dean for Educational Services at NU's School of Continuing Studies. Currently, she teaches in the School of Education and Social Policy.  Dr. Logan's research and interest areas include gender and generativity, spirituality and wisdom in adulthood, and career development. Dr. Logan is the director of the Foley Longitudinal Study of Adulthood. In addition, Dr. Logan has extensive experience in teaching and learning in adulthood.

Foley Center for the Study fo Lives
2009 - Associated Student Government Honor Roll

2009 - SESP Outstanding Professor Award

2008 - Associated Student Government Honor Roll


Year Degree Institution
1993 PhD, Human Dev & Social Pol Northwestern University
1984 MA, Teaching & Learning Processes Northwestern University
1971 MA, French Language and Literature University of Wisconsin
1970 AB, French Language and Literature University of Michigan

Year Title  
1993 Gender Differences in the Expression of Generativity

Selected Publications
McAdams, D. P., Albaugh, M., Farber, E., Daniels, J., Logan, R. L., & Olson, B. (April, 2008). Family Metaphors and Moral Intuitions: How Conservatives and Liberals Narrate Their Lives. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: 978-990.

Adler, J.M. & McAdams, D.P. (2007). Time, culture, and stories of the self. Psychological Inquiry, 18(2): 97-99.
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McAdams, D. P., & Logan, R. L. (2006). Creative work, love, and the dialectic in life narratives of selected academics in McAdams, D.P., R. Josselson, and A. Lieblich (Eds.), Identity and story: Creating self in narrative (pp. 89-108). APA Books.

McAdams, D. P. and Logan, R. L. (2003). What is generativity? in E. De St. Aubin, D.P. McAdams, & T. Kim (Eds.), The Generative Society  (pp. pp.15-31). APA Press.

Logan, R.L. & Fromberg, R. (Eds.) (1999). Peers in the Classroom: Case Studies in Adult Higher Education. New Forums Press.

McAdams, D. P., de St. Aubin, E., and Logan, R. L. (1993). Generativity among young, midlife, and older adults. Psychology and Aging: 221-230.

Selected Presentations
Regina Lopata Logan (November, 2005). "Grumpy Old Men: Are Childless Old Men Low in Generativity and at Risk?". GSA. Orlando, FL.

Regina Lopata Logan (October, 2005). "Leaving a Legacy: The Role of Generativity in Adult Service Learning Projects". De Paul University Symposium on Adult Service Learning. Chicago, IL.

Foley Center for the Study of Lives

Research Interests
Stability and change over time in adulthood, especially during midlfe and beyond: wisdom, regret and life themes; gender differences in these areas.

Lab Affiliations
Foley Center for the Study of Lives


HDPS 222 Career Development: Theory and Counseling The career-development process and its relation to the world of work. Discussion of career-development theories. Focus on self-assessment; decision-making and job-seeking skills; and educational, occupational, and community information.
SESP 203 Human Development: Adulthood and Aging Psychological, sociological, and biological factors influencing socialization and development from young and middle adulthood through old age. Influences of family, school, and work on the individual.
SESP 317 Gender and the Life Course How age and sex serve as a basis for the social construction of menís and womenís lives. How social forces operate to create contrasting life trajectories, role patterns, and transitions;the role of social policies. Comparative view of different societies and periods in recent history.

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