Is Social Psychology Best Left Unstudied?
by David Satterlee
Prompt: The late U.S. Senator William Proxmire of Wisconsin criticized the work of two prominent social psychologists when he stated that, "Americans want to leave some things in life a mystery, and right at the top of things we don’t want to know is why a man and a woman fall in love." How do you feel about Sen. Proxmire’s position? Are there some things in life best left unstudied?