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Jordan Peterson

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Jordan Peterson

Dr. Peterson is a professor at the University of Toronto, a clinical psychologist and the
author of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos (Jan 2018, Penguin Books). His now-
classic book, Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief, offers a revolutionary take on
the psychology of religion, and the hundred or more scientific papers he published with
his colleagues and students have substantively advanced the modern understanding of
creativity and personality. As a Harvard professor, he was nominated for the prestigious
Levinson Teaching Prize, and is regarded by his current University of Toronto students
as one of three truly life-changing professors. His classroom lectures on mythology and
psychology, based on Maps of Meaning, were turned into a popular 13-part TV
series on TVO.
Dr. Peterson’s YouTube channel, Jordan Peterson Videos features his university and
public lectures (including the more recent 15-part biblical series), responses to the
polarizing political crises of today, and interviews with people such as Camille
Paglia, Jonathan Haidt and Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
Dr. Peterson and his colleagues have also produced two online programs to help
people understand their personalities and improve their lives. The
newest, UnderstandMyself, provides its users with detailed information about their
personalities, based on work he published with his students here. Tens of thousands
have now used it to determine who they are, and to help others understand them, as
well. His original self-analysis program, the Self Authoring Suite, (featured in O: The
Oprah Magazine, CBC radio, and NPR’s national website), has helped over 200,000
people resolve the problems of their past, rectify their personality faults and enhance
their virtues, and radically improve their future. Research indicating the program’s
effectiveness at helping university students stay in school and thrive can be
found here and here.
Dr. Peterson has appeared on many popular podcasts and shows, including the Joe
Rogan Experience (#877, #958, #1006), The Rubin Report (12 Rules for Life: An
Antidote to Chaos, Free Speech, Psychology, Gender Pronouns), H3H3 (#37), and
many more.