System 1: Fast, automatic, frequent, emotional, stereotypic, subconsciousSystem 2: Slow, effortful, infrequent, logical, calculating, conscious
Denne grafiske model af de to systemer og deres samspil i vores tænkning, kan ses i stor størrelse på en blog som delvis interesserer sig for samme temaer som denne. Her et link:
I forbindelsen med tv-indslag som det om de aborterende mødre under pres, eller om den ulykkelige Masho der er ulykkelig og længes, er det imidlertid ikke nødvendigvis en god ting at vi holdes i uvidenhed om kontekst, fraklip, og bagvedliggende sammenhænge . Tværtimod. Det kan være farligt.
TQ: How much would yo contribute to save an endangerd species? >>> HQ: How much emotion do I feel when I think of dying dolphins?
TQ: How hapy are you with your life these days? >>> HQ: What is my mood right now?
TQ: How popular will the president be six months from now? >>> HQ: How popular is the president reight now?
TQ: How should financial advisers who pry on the eldely be punished? >>> HQ: How much anger do I feel when I think of financial predators?TQ: This woman is running for the primary. How far will she go in politics? >>> HQ: Does this woman look like a political winner?
The mental shutgun makes it easy to generate quick answers t difficult questions without imposing much hard work on your lazy System 2. The right-hand counterpart of each of the left-handed questions is very likely to be evoked and very easily answered. Your feelings about dophins and financial crrooks, your current mood, your impressions of the political skill of teh primary candidate, or the current standing of the president will readily come to mind. The heuristic questions provide an off-the-shell answer to each of the difficult target questions.
Recall that both feelings and contribution dollars ar intensity scales. I can feel more or less strongly about dolphins and there is a contribution that matches the intensity of my feelings. The dollar amount that will come to my mind is the matching amount. Similar intensity matches are possible for alle the questions.