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Jordan Peterson (The motvational speaker for deep thinkers)

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Jordan Bernt Peterson is a Canadian clinical psychologist, professor of
psychology at the University of Toronto, author. Jordan earned his
double B.A. from University of Alberta, Peterson obtained his Ph.D.
in clinical psychology from McGill University.

After remaining at McGill for couple of years as post-doctoral fellow
he served psychology department of Harvard University as assistant
and then associate professor. He then returned to Canada to serve as
full professor at University of Toronto. Primary areas of his studies
include social, personality and abnormal psychology.

 

He gives a unique message to psychology of religious and ideological
belief and evaluation and betterment of personality and performance.
His work received support from agencies like Canadian Institute for
Health Research and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research
Councils of Canada.

 

An author and co-author of over hundred academic papers, Peterson
published two books ‘Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief’ and
‘12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos’. He appears frequently as
essayist and guest panellist in the popular TV Ontario current affairs
program ‘The Agenda’ and has garnered decent presence online.

 

 

 

He attracted international media attention after censuring political
correctness and the Canadian government’s Bill C-16 through a
series of videos.

To say Gordon Peterson is one of the deepest thinkers I have ever
heard would be a major understatement.

You will either love him, or note. He is an academic not really an
entrepreneur, but he has a deep awareness of what makes us
perform as humans.

 

 

Jordan Peterson’s Career

  • He conducted research as also taught in the psychology department
    at the Harvard University in the capacity of an assistant and an
    associate professor from July 1993 till June 1998. He examined
    aggression spurted from substance abuse and overlooked several
    unconventional thesis proposals. There he received nomination for
    the Levenson Teaching Prize in 1998.

  • He went back to Canada in July 1998 where he started working as
    a full professor at the University of Toronto, a post he holds till present.

  • The fields of his study and research includes creativity, political,
    religious, ideological, industrial and organizational, social, clinical,
    neuro, abnormal, and personality psychology and psychopharmacology.
    Over the years he wrote and co-wrote over hundred academic papers.

  • In 1999 he came up with a book titled ‘Maps of Meaning: The
    Architecture of Belief’ published by Routledge. He penned down
    the book in an attempt to “explain the meaning of history”. The book
    where he briefly reflected on his childhood and upbringing in a
    Christian family took him more than 13 years to complete.

  • In ‘Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief’ Peterson elucidates
    an extensive theory on the way meanings and beliefs are constructed
    by people and on how they make narratives applying concepts from
    different fields like psychology , religion, mythology, philosophy and
    literature that are in conformity with the modern scientific
    understanding of the way the brain works.

  • The classroom lectures of Peterson on psychology and mythology
    based on his book ‘Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief’ were
    made into a 13-part TV series that was aired on TVOntario in 2004.
    His other pursuits with the network includes appearing frequently
    as guest panellist and essayist on the popular current affairs
    program ‘The Agenda’ starting from 2008 as also featuring on the
    series ‘Big Ideas’ that showcases public intellectual culture.

  • He has also thrived in garnering decent recognition online. His You
    Tube channel ‘JordanPetersonVideos’ that he created on March 29,
    2013, and features his university and public lectures and interviews
    with people among other things have already amassed over 1
    million subscribers and more than 52 million views. His clips
    YouTube channel for shorter videos ‘Jordan B Peterson Clips’
    that he created on June 14, 2017, has also accumulated over
    66 K subscribers and more than 3.3 million views.

  • He along with his colleagues came up with two online assessment
    programs, ‘Self Authoring Suite’ and ‘UnderstandMyself’, that aid
    one to analyse and understand his/her personality and better
    one’s life.

  • Since September 2016, he posted a number of videos on his
    YouTube channel criticizing political correctness and the Canadian
    government’s Bill C-16. Such move of Peterson was censured by
    many including transgender activists, critics, faculty and labor
    unions leading to protests including some violent ones thereby
    creating controversy and attracting worldwide media attention.
    He also received two warning letters from academic administrators
    at the University of Toronto.
  • For the first time in his entire career, Peterson was refused a
    grant from Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
    in April 2017, which he considers retribution against his
    statement on Bill C-16.

  • He began his own podcast ‘The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast’
    in December 2016 and started a series of live theatre lectures ‘
    The psychological significance of the Biblical stories’ in May 2017.
    He has also featured in several online shows and podcasts like
    ‘The Rubin Report’, ‘Waking Up’ and ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’.

  • He has more than two decades of experience in clinical practice
    attending 20 people weekly. However he resolved to keep such
    endeavour on hold in 2017 so as to give more time to new projects.

     

  • He came up with his second book, ‘12 Rules for Life: An Antidote
    to Chaos’ published by Penguin Random House in January 2018.
    This self-help book penned down in a more accessible style than
    his first book encompasses abstract ethical principles on life.


  • Peterson went on a world tour to promote ‘12 Rules for Life: An
    Antidote to Chaos’ and also had an interview with Cathy Newman
    on Channel 4 News as part of it. The interview went viral on
    YouTube garnering him considerable attention with over 9 million
    views. The book became best-seller topping bestselling lists in the
    US, Canada and the UK including emerging as #1 best-seller book
    on Amazon in Canada and the US.

Personal Life

  • In 1989 he tied knot with Tammy Roberts with whom he has two
    children, a daughter and a son. In August 2017, he became a
    grandfather.

  • A philosophical pragmatist, Peterson elucidates himself as a
    classic British liberal politically. He called himself a Christian
    in a 2017 interview but did not identify himself as one in 2018.
    Responding to his belief on God, he mentioned “I think the proper
    response to that is No, but I’m afraid He might exist”.

 

 

 

 

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