Social psychology research is based on developing answers to questions. What are some of the processes social psychologists use to answer questions? Should the results of research be considered as the cause and proof of behavior?
There are times when the results of research from social psychologists differ from the widely held beliefs of people and from what some would call common sense. When the results of research and widely held beliefs and/or common sense are in conflict, social psychologists suggest that the results of their research should sway public opinion. Are they correct in that suggestion? Why or why not?