Glenn, academics are not everything, unless one lives in an ivory tower.
You can own the psychology arguments. You can refer to case studies about large samples of average Joes from a given profession. You could refer to conditioning painted dogs to fear gunfire, or little Albert to fear stuffed elephants and other plushy toys, if you want.
But, telling any given one of us how we would or would not feel, without your having thorough knowledge of how we were raised as children, what core beliefs we hold, what our families' values were or are, what our professional training or ethics have been and are - that is psychobabble.