Dr. Jordan Peterson, a psychologist who specializes in human emotions in situations of fear and anxiety, takes time from his busy practice to help the audience plan their ideal future, rationale, and strategy. He discusses the utility of articulating a vision of the future (and, equally, the past and the present) — with regards to mental and physical health, and productivity.
Jordan B. Peterson is a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, and a clinical psychologist with two main areas of study: the psychology of belief, including religion and mythology; and the assessment of personality, including the prediction of creativity and academic and industrial performance. Dr. Peterson also does experimental and theoretical work on self-deception, neuropsychology, aggression, alcoholism and drug abuse, and motivation for social conflict. He was nominated for the Levenson Teaching Prize at Harvard University in 1998, and by TV Ontario each year from 2005-2008 as one of Ontario’s Best University Lecturers.
Dr. Peterson is a frequent commentator on Canadian radio and television current affairs programs, and serves on the editorial boards of several psychological journals. He also acts as a business consultant, working as an executive coach for senior partners of large law firms in Toronto, in addition to his clinical practice, and is the Vice-President of a neuropsychological assessment company, Examcorp.com. The author or co-author of more than seventy scientific articles, he also wrote Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief (1999), which was made into a thirteen-part televised lecture series on TV Ontario. Dr. Peterson is presently working on a new book about brain function and the nature of experience, and on the second edition of Maps of Meaning.
Online he can be found at mapsofmeaning.com, and the site associated with “self authoring,” including future planning, selfauthoring.com.
* Maps of meaning: The architecture of belief. Because I wrote it.
* An old Bill Murray movie calledGroundhog Day, because it is perfectly structured, psychologically.