Jordan B. Peterson is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Toronto. Peterson received his B.A. in political science at the University of Alberta and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from McGill University. He remained at McGill as a post-doctoral fellow from 1991 to 1993 before moving to Harvard University, where he became Associate Professor of Psychology and was nominated for the Levinson Teaching Prize. In 1998, he moved back to Canada as a faculty member in the psychology department at the University of Toronto.
A courageous and articulate champion of free speech, individual liberty, personal responsibility, civic virtue, free markets, the rule of law and the Judeo-Christian values that underpin Western Civilization, Peterson burst onto the public scene with his incisive critiques of political correctness, identity politics, intolerance, moral relativism, and collectivism on the left and right.
Peterson's areas of study and research are in the fields of psychopharmacology, abnormal, neuro, clinical, personality, social, industrial and organizational; and religious, ideological, political, and creativity psychology. Peterson has authored or co-authored more than one hundred scholarly papers, and has been cited over 8,000 times.
He is the author of the books, Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief, Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life, and the #1 national and international bestseller, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, now being translated into 45 languages, and he has over 4 million subscribers to his YouTube channel.
Peterson has consulted for the U.N. Secretary General; helped clinical clients manage depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, and schizophrenia; penned the foreword for the 50th anniversary edition of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyns seminal book, The Gulag Archipelago; lectured to more than 300,000 people worldwide; and identified thousands of promising entrepreneurs in 60 countries.