Regina Logan

Regina Lopata Logan, Ph.D.

Foley Center for the Study of Lives
Research Assistant Professor, School of Education and Social Policy


Regina Logan is a research assistant professor at the School of Education and Social Policy. Logan received a PhD and master's degree from Northwestern University, a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin and an AB from the University of Michigan. 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 Northwestern's School of Professional Studies. Logan's research and interest areas include gender and generativity, spirituality and wisdom in adulthood, and career development. Logan is the director of the Foley Longitudinal Study of Adulthood. In addition, she has extensive experience in teaching and learning in adulthood.


  • 2009 - Associated Student Government Honor Roll
  • 2009 - SESP Outstanding Professor Award
  • 2008 - Associated Student Government Honor Roll

  • Research/Scholarship


    Year Degree Institution
    1993 PhD, Human Development and Social Policy 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.

    Research Interests

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



    SESP 203

    Adulthood & Aging Psychological, sociological, and biological factors influencing socialization and development from young and middle adutlhood through old age.  Influences of family, school, and work on the individual.

    SESP 383/385

    Practicum: LOC (383) Intensive, supervised participant observation of interpersonal relationships, especially those of professional and client, and the effects of institutional structure and policy on both professionals and clients.  (385) Analysis seminar uses small-group meetings to analyze SESP 383 practicum experiences, organize student perceptions of their internships, and share them with other class members.  Taken concurrently.  Prerequisite: 372 and consent of program director.

    SESP 317

    Gender and the Life Course How age and sex serve as a basis for the social construction of men's and women's 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.

    HDPS 222

    Career Development: Theory and Counseling The process of career development and its relation to the world or work.  Discussion of career development theories.  Focus on self-assessment; decision-making skills; educational, occupational, and community information; and job-seeking skills.

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