The Enigmatic Mind
Long before social psychology gained momentum, humans studied one another in the interest of survival, belonging, or simply to appease curiosity. How we behave around others is endlessly fascinating, and we seek knowledge by way of empirical evidence: analysis, observation, and experimentation.
Even the simple act of gift-giving requires us to surmise a subject’s desires, test by execution, and obtain results via the recipient’s reaction. Fortunately, these types of social experiments provide both pleasure and understanding, so we should endeavour to embrace them fully.