A new study in the journal "Clinical Psychological Science" claims that so-called "trigger alerts" – visible warnings of controversial material and material that can cause post-traumatic stress disorder in individuals who have suffered from certain traumas. have only "trivial effects" on the mental health of a person and are usually worthless.
Reason Magazine's Robby Soave reports that the study found that "
"The researchers showed 1,394 volunteers who insulted the content (in the form of videos and in writing), with some volunteers displaying warnings such as" TRIGGER WARNING. "WARNING: The following video may contain graphic images of a fatal one Car crash after Metro UK. "The researchers found that people's responses to the content were the same regardless of whether they saw a warning or not."
"We heard new ones like many others week after week Stories about tripping warnings that have been asked at universities around the world, "said one of the study's leading researchers to Metro," Our findings suggest that these warnings are well-intentioned but unhelpful. "
The Data also suggests that alerts warnings can not do much to help those who may have experienced a real trauma: "There was hardly any Differences between groups In other words, individuals with a personal history of trauma who had received a trigger warning reported similar stress levels to those who had received no warning. "
Indeed, previous studies indicated that a controversial or controversial study is being avoided, potentially" triggering "material could actually aggravate the symptoms of PTSD, and exposure to traumatic material in a controlled environment could help people who have experienced trauma but each individual patient would need to discuss this approach with their own qualified specialist.
At least the researchers advise against using trigger warnings regularly as an academic practice, even if they may still be doing so. I caution certain students, who prefer to skip the lesson rather than encounter triggering material.