Lee Ross is Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. He received his Ph.D. in psychology from Columbia University in 1969. He is co-author with Richard Nisbett of Human Inference and co-editor with John Flavell of Cognitive Social Development: Frontiers and Possible Futures. He is a founder and one of the principal investigators of the Stanford Centre on Conflict and Negotiation. His 1977 article The Intuitive Psychologist and His Shortcomings is the most widely cited article of the 1980s in social psychology.