Biography & Career Of Jordan Peterson

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Jordan Peterson (born Jordan Bernt Peterson on June 12, 1962) is a Canadian clinical psychologist and University of Toronto professor of psychology. He was born in Edmonton, Alberta, and raised in Fairview. Peterson became well-known in the late 2010s for his controversial anti-political comments and views.

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Jordan Peterson: Early Life & Education

Jordan Peterson‘s real name is Jordan Bernt Peterson. He was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on June 12, 1962. Born to Walter and Beverley Peterson with two siblings, he was the eldest among all. 

He grew up in Fairview, a small town in the Northwest. Where his mother was a librarian, and his father was a school teacher.

After graduating from Fairview High School in 1979, he went to Grande Prairie Regional College to study English literature and Political science.

In 1982, He transferred to the University of Alberta to complete B.An in Political Science.

He did B.A in psychology in 1984 from the same university. Later in 1985, he moved to Montreal to complete his PH.D. in Clinical psychology. 

Jordan Peterson: Career

He was hired as an assistant professor, where he was researching and teaching at Harvard University. There he studied drugs and alcohol abuse. He was later promoted to associate professor.

His lectures and work were highly admirable by the students of Havard’s. 

In July 1998, he returned to Canada and became a full-time professor at the University of Toronto.

He has authored and co-authored more than tons of academic papers. 

He has got attention from many mainstream media for his commentary on personal and social psychological perspectives.

He has also debated various issues like happiness under capitalism vs Marxism in 2019.

He has published a few books, one among them is “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos”. 

He has got more than 3.5 million subscribers on youtube with 214,476,553 views.

Jordan Peterson: YouTube, podcasts

In the fall of March 30, 2013, Jordan Peterson created a YouTube Channel named Jordan B Peterson.

His channel features videos from his classes at the University of Toronto, his podcasts, interviews, book tours, and lectures.

Some of his popular videos with over 5 million impressions include Biblical Series I: Introduction to the Idea of GodIdentity politics and the Marxist lie of white privilegeDocumentary: A Glitch in the Matrix (David Fuller production)2017 Maps of Meaning 01: Context and Background, among others.

Jordan Peterson does many podcasts and conversations, which are also streamed by Cumulus Media’s Westwood One network. He usually talks about matters of politics and lifestyle with effects on human life.

Jordan Peterson: Personal Life

Peterson got married to Tammy Roberts in 1989. They have two children, a daughter, Mikhaila, and a son, Julian.

Jordan Peterson: Books

  • Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief. Routledge – 1999

  • 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos – 2018

  • Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life – 2021

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