Clare Graves’s theory holds that human beings develop through a series of “levels” or behavioral states. At each level a person learns and acts in a way that is consonant with the particular level. This table provides a schematic outline of Graves’s theory. Each level is designated by two letters (e.g., F-S). The first letter stands for the neurological system on which the level is based and the second for the existential problems it is dealing with.
His Work may have further developed into the Spiral Dynamics, which is popular as a management tool in behaviorology and other fields of study such as Transactional Analysis. Kudos to such pioneers who unwrinkle the frontiers of what it means to care. It is because of their Courage that human evolution sees new grounds and reason for existence!