Jordan B. Peterson is a Canadian clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto. He specializes in social and personality psychology, with particular emphasis on the psychology of religions and ideologies, and the assessment and development of personality and performance. He received his first B.A. in political science in 1982 and his second B.A. in psychology in 1984 (both from the University of Alberta). In 1998, he moved to Toronto and began working as a professor at the University of Toronto.

Together with his students and colleagues at Harvard and the University of Toronto, Jordan B. Peterson has published over 100 scholarly papers that have transformed modern understandings of personality, while his book Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief revolutionized the psychology of religion. His 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos was published in 2018 and has sold over 4 million copies internationally. The sequel, Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life, was published on 2 March 2021.