Spiral dynamics is a psychological model that highlights stages of development specifically around values. This hierarchy of value structures consists of eight levels that individuals express in their psychological life.
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These eight stages are developmental in that we grow through these stages. Society itself has evolved through these stage structures as well.http://humanemergence.org/essays/substantial.htm