Paul Slovic is Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon. Slovic studies judgment and decision processes, with an emphasis on decision making under conditions of risk. His work examines fundamental issues such as the influence of affect on judgments and decisions. He also studies the factors that underlie perceptions of risk and attempts to assess the importance of these perceptions for the management of risk in society. His most recent research examines psychological factors contributing to apathy toward genocide. Slovic is also a founder and President of Decision Research, where he and his colleagues study human judgment, decision making, and risk analysis. They have developed methods to describe risk perceptions and measure their impacts on individuals, industry, and society. Slovic serves as a consultant to industry and government.