Dr. Jordan B. Peterson is a clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, with two main areas of study: the psychology of religious and ideological belief, and the assessment and improvement of personality and performance. After completing his undergraduate degree at Grande Prairie College and the University of Alberta, Dr. Peterson earned a Ph.D. in Psychology at McGill in 1991, and was a post-doctoral fellow at McGill’s Douglas Hospital until 1993. From 1993 through 1997, he served as a professor in the Psychology department at Harvard University. He moved to the University of Toronto in 1997, where he currently holds a position as full professor. His work has been supported by all three of the main Canadian granting agencies, and by the Rotman Business School Center for Integrative Thinking. He was nominated for the Levenson Teaching Prize at Harvard in 1998, and as one of Ontario’s Best University Lectures by TVO each year from 2005-2008. He also serves as a frequent guest panelist on TVO’s The Agenda, a well-known Canadian current affairs program, and is a popular source of information for other TV and radio shows and print media articles, including TVO’s Big Ideas, which has featured six of his lectures.
Dr. Peterson also serves as a business consultant, working as an executive coach for senior partners of large law firms in Toronto, in addition to his clinical practice, and is the vice-president of a personality assessment and remediation company,examcorp.com. The author or co-author of more than ninety scientific articles, he published Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief in 1999 with Routledge, which was subsequently made into a televised lecture series on TVO (http://bit.ly/W6Myvi). Dr. Peterson is currently under contract with Random House, preparing a book of rules for living, which is scheduled for publication in January of 2017. Finally, he continues to develop an online system designed to aid people in understanding and improving their characters (www.selfauthoring.com), which has now been used by thousands of people.