Jordan B. Peterson is a clinical psychologist, professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Toronto, and the author of three books: Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, and Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life. He received a B.A. in political science and a B.A. in psychology from the University of Alberta, and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from McGill University. He has published more than 100 scientific papers, his podcasts have over 55 million downloads and consistently rank #1 in the Higher Education category on iTunes, and he was nominated for five consecutive years as One of Ontario’s Best University Lecturers.
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