Date of Birth: December 21, 1914
Date of Death: January 3, 1986
University of Michigan, 1933-34 & 1936-37
B. A. Union College, Math and Sciences, 1940
M. A. Western Reserve University, Psychology, 1943
Ph. D Western Reserve University, Psychology, 1945
Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 1940-42
Technical Associate Personnel Research Institute
of Western Reserve University 1942-43
Criminal Psychologist, Cuyahoga County, Ohio 1943-45
Instructor, Psychology, Fenn College 1943-45
Instructor, Psychology, Case Institute of Technology 1943-45
Assistant Professor, Case Institute of Technology 1945-46
Clinical Psychologist, Cleveland Rehabilitation Center 1943-46
Assistant Professor, Psychology,
Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 1945-46
Associate Professor, Psychology, Union College
Schenectady, New York 1948-56
Professor, Union College 1956-78
1943-48 Consulting to various industrial and business organizations, among them Dresser Industries,
Apex Vacuum, ALCOA, GM, etc. Also clinical consultant to penal system in Cuyahoga County
and the State of Ohio.
1948-8 Consultant on clinical problems, Juvenile Court of the State of New York. Consultant on
clinical, child, adolescent and geriatric problems, Ellis Hospital, Schenectady, New York.
1950-62 Clinical Staff Psychologists, Schenectady Rehabilitation Center.
1957-63 Consultant, New York Bell System and personnel practices and problems.
Consultant to various business, industrial and education organizations, among them - U.S.D.A.,
Department of Welfare and Institutions, State of Virginia, New York State Department of Civil
Service, New York State Department of Mental Hygiene, etc.
"The Deterioration of Work Standards," Harvard Business Review, September and October, 1966.
"Levels of Existence: An Open System Theory of Values," Journal of Humanistic Psychology,
"Human Nature Prepares for a Momentous Leap," The Futurist, April, 1974.
Other Papers and Publications
See the Source tab bibliography, Clare W. Graves section, for a chronological listing of other items
Graves: Levels of Human Existence. (2002) Transcription of Dr. Grave's 1971 seminar at the Washington School
of Psychiatry compiled and edited by William R. Lee, Christopher Cowan and Natasha Todorovic,
ECLET Publishing. Santa Barbara. (Order from Store) Book includes a reprint of Graves's 1970 article in the
Journal of Humanistic Psychology, "Levels of Existence: An Open System Theory of Values."
The Never Ending Quest: Clare W. Graves Explores Human Nature. (2005) The manuscript Dr. Graves
had in progress when his health failed, fleshed out with excerpts from his other writings and seminars.
Compiled and edited by Christopher Cowan and Natasha Todorovic. ECLET Publishing. Santa Barbara.
(Order from Store)
* This is a brief and early biographical background description and is based on a combination
of a copy of the Vita as of September, 1961 and 1970, and some later personal correspondence.