Jordan-B.-Peterson-is-a-Canadian-clinical-psychologist,-self-help-writer,-cultural-critic-and-professor-of-psychology-at-the-University-of-Toronto.-His-main-areas-of-study-are-in-abnormal,-social,-and-personality-psychology,-with-a-particular-interest-in-the-psychology-of-religious-and-ideological-belief,-and-the-assessment-and-improvement-of-personality-and-performance.

Peterson-grew-up-in-Fairview,-Alberta.-He-earned-a-B.A.-degree-in-political-science-in-1982-and-a-degree-in-psychology-in-1984,-both-from-the-University-of-Alberta,-and-his-Ph.D.-in-clinical-psychology-from-McGill-University-in-1991.-He-remained-at-McGill-as-a-post-doctoral-fellow-for-two-years-before-moving-to-Massachusetts,-where-he-worked-as-an-assistant-and-an-associate-professor-in-the-psychology-department-at-Harvard-University.-In-1998,-he-moved-to-the-University-of-Toronto-as-a-full-professor.-He-authored-Maps-of-Meaning:-The-Architecture-of-Belief-in-1999,-a-work-in-which-examined-several-academic-fields-to-describe-the-structure-of-systems-of-beliefs-and-myths,-their-role-in-the-regulation-of-emotion,-creation-of-meaning,-and-motivation-for-genocide.

In-2016,-Peterson-released-a-series-of-videos-on-his-YouTube-channel-in-which-he-criticized-the-Canadian-government’s-Bill-C-16.-He-subsequently-became-involved-in-several-public-debates-about-the-bill-that-received-significant-media-coverage.-(less)