Jordan Peterson

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Jordan Peterson
Peterson in Dallas, Texas, in June 2018
Jordan Bernt Peterson

(1962-06-12) 12 June 1962 (age 61)
EducationUniversity of Alberta (BA)
McGill University (MA, PhD)
Tammy Roberts (m. 1989)
Scientific career
ThesisPotential psychological markers for the predisposition to alcoholism (1991)
Doctoral advisorRobert O. Pihl

Jordan Bernt Peterson (born June 12, 1962) is a Canadian clinical psychologist and a retired professor of psychology at the University of Toronto.[1] He studies abnormal, social, and personality psychology. He is interested in the psychology of religious and ideological belief.[4] Peterson’s views are generally described as conservative.[5]

Peterson has criticised political correctness,[6] Marxism,[7] and postmodernism.[8] Peterson has said "the climate change thing for me is a contentious issue, because you can’t trust the players." However, he does believe climate change to be an issue.[9][10]

Books[change | change source]

Notable research papers[11][change | change source]

  • 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

Movies[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Jordan B Peterson". ResearchGate. Archived from the original on 12 November 2017. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  2. Jordan Peterson (1999). "Preface: Descensus ad Infernos". Maps of Meaning. Routledge. p. xvii. ISBN 978-0415922227. I read something by Carl Jung, at about this time, that helped me understand what I was experiencing. It was Jung who formulated the concept of persona: the mask that "feigned individuality." Adoption of such a mask, according to Jung, allowed each of us- and those around us - to believe that we were authentic. Jung said...
  3. Jordan Peterson (1999). "Preface: Descensus ad Infernos". Maps of Meaning. Routledge. pp. xiii, xiv. ISBN 978-0415922227.
  4. Tucker, Jason; VandenBeukel, Jason (December 1, 2016). "'We're teaching university students lies' – An interview with Dr Jordan Peterson". C2C Journal.
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  6. "Jordan Peterson: The right to be politically incorrect". National Post. November 8, 2016. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
  7. "Jordan Peterson, the obscure Canadian psychologist turned right-wing celebrity, explained". Vox. May 21, 2018. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
  8. "Postmodernism: definition and critique (with a few comments on its relationship with Marxism)". Jordan B. Peterson.
  9. Marsh, Sarah (2019-03-20). "Cambridge University rescinds Jordan Peterson invitation". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-06-04.
  10. Callaghan, Greg (April 20, 2018). "Right-winger? Not me, says alt-right darling Jordan Peterson". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved August 2, 2018.
  11. "Jordan Peterson ResearchGate Profile". ResearchGate.
  12. "'The Rise of Jordan Peterson'—A Review". October 14, 2019.
  13. "No Safe Spaces exposes the madness of groupthink". Washington Examiner. November 4, 2019.

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