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Allison Earl

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Are trigger warnings emotionally protective?

October 16, 2018

“Do you like to see warnings about violent or other distressing content before watching a TV show or movie, or reading a book? New University of Michigan research finds that some people feel less negative about the content when they receive trigger warnings, but those who believe them to be protective do not feel better for having had these alerts.

A trigger warning is a statement that alerts individuals to distressing content and can prompt them to avoid the content or situation. There is a debate in various instances—such as academics, media and other fields—as to whether any trigger warnings should be issued.”

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