Perception Of Violence


1. The availability heuristic is a mental shortcut that someone makes in their memory that relies on examples an individual has stored in their memory as an immediate example. This also includes present decisions one may make based on memories of similar situations from the past. A lot of life decisions are made from vivid information stashed away in our brain bank. For instance, if you win a nice amount of money on a scratch off lottery ticket, you may think your luck has finally arrived. This may prompt one to make the decision to buy even more tickets based off of the one big win. It’s a misleading situation for the mind.

Availability heuristic accounts for our perception of violence in mass amount these days. You can’t turn on the tv now without some sort of violence or news of violent actions that have taken place in our country. Our perception of violence is on high alert because violence is traumatic. For example, if I were jogging in my neighborhood and witnessed the same pickup truck passing by me several times that I have never seen before, my mind may automatically jump to a forensic files episode I saw last week that was based around women being kidnapped. Situations like this may sway my decisions as to if or when I decide to go jogging in my neighborhood. So, these mental shortcuts we form in our memories determine a lot of aspects in our lives. Especially when it comes to dangerous or violent situations.

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