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Peterson speaking at the 2018 Young Women's Leadership Summit.

Jordan Bernt Peterson (born June 12, 1962) is a Canadian clinical psychologist and a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. He studies abnormal, social, and personality psychology. He is interested in the psychology of religious and ideological belief.

Peterson has criticised political correctness, Marxism, and postmodernism. Peterson has said "the climate change thing for me is a contentious issue, because you can’t trust the players."


  • 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos (2018)
  • Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief (2019)

Notable Research Papers

  • Self-Deception Explained
  • You can neither remember nor forget what you do not understand
  • Complexity Management Theory: Motivation for Ideological Rigidity and Social Conflict
  • Play and the Regulation of Aggression
  • Three Forms of Meaning and the Management of Complexity
  • The Functional Neuroanatomy and Psychopharmacology of Predatory and Defensive Aggression
  • Peacemaking among higher-order primates
  • Neuropsychology of Motivation for Group Aggression and Mythology


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