Category Archives: A Letter to the Integral Community

8/31 – Integral Theory Making and the Need for Empirical Rigor: Observations from the Field of Adult Development

A Letter to the Integral Community / August-November 2017

Susanne Cook-Greuter, Ken Wilber, and Beena Sharma


Co-authored by leaders in the field of integral and adult developmental theory, this review expresses a three-fold hope:

  1. We want to raise awareness regarding the importance of rigorous research among scholar-practitioners engaged in theory building and research in psychology.
  2. We invite dialogue on these key issues among academic leaders, thought leaders, theoreticians, practitioners and learners in the field.
  3. Finally, we call on all theorists to adhere to the criteria of good model