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Harvard Study: Trigger Warnings Might Coddle the Mind
Psychology Today ^ | August 3, 2018 | Pamela B. Paresky Ph.D

Posted on 08/12/2018 7:49:39 PM PDT by DoodleBob

A new study out of Harvard—the first randomized controlled experiment designed to examine the effects of trigger warnings on individual resilience—may indicate that Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt were right about trigger warnings.

In the fall of 2015, Greg Lukianoff, First Amendment Lawyer and president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (for which I work), and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt, the Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership at NYU’s Stern School of Business, published an article in The Atlantic. In it, they detailed how college campuses may inadvertently promote mental habits identical to the “cognitive distortions” that cognitive behavioral therapists teach their clients to recognize and overcome. The pair argued that some campus practices—presumably intended to protect students from being harmed by words and ideas deemed offensive or distressing—seemed to be interfering with students' ability to get along with each other, and could even be having a deleterious effect on their mental health. Among those practices: training students to identify microaggressions (things people say or do, often unintentionally, that are interpreted as expressions of bigotry), turning classrooms and lecture halls into intellectual safe spaces (where students are protected from words and ideas they might find upsetting), and the issuing of trigger warnings: alerts about the potentially “triggering” content of written work, films, lectures, and other presentations.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: coddling; jonathanhaidt; ptsd; safespaces; snowflakes; triggerwarnings; yathink
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There is a LOT here, and I'll likely post the underlying study after I slog through it. But, in short:

According to the Harvard study, for people who have not experienced trauma, trigger warnings seem to decrease the belief in their own and others’ resilience, and increase the belief in their own and others’ post-traumatic vulnerability to developing a mental disorder, being unable to effectively regulate emotions, and generally becoming unable to function.

This is of particular concern because beliefs about one’s own post-traumatic vulnerability have a meaningful impact on post-traumatic recovery... trigger warnings may have the effect of encouraging trauma to become central to the identity of those who have experienced trauma; and this is associated with increased severity of PTSD symptoms...Employing trigger warnings may also inadvertently communicate to members of the school community that ideas and material that students find upsetting or uncomfortable is harmful to them or to others. For people who are predisposed to thinking that words have the capacity to do harm, trigger warnings serve as a threat-confirmation.

1 posted on 08/12/2018 7:49:39 PM PDT by DoodleBob
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Some real intellectual giants there at Harvard.


2 posted on 08/12/2018 7:53:34 PM PDT by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat's John Dean])
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What is noteworthy is that they didn’t bury the study. These common-sense results won’t play well on campus.


3 posted on 08/12/2018 7:56:09 PM PDT by DoodleBob
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Americans are becoming characters in a Dostoevsky novel.

This citadel, universities, of the Left must be attacked post haste. The damage it does is incalculable.

Btw thanks for wading through that sludge of educators writing for us. Horrid writing.


4 posted on 08/12/2018 7:56:28 PM PDT by arrogantsob (See "Chaos and Mayhem" at Amazon.com)
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Ironically, in basic training - far worse “behavior” tends to sharpen the mind and improve the individual...


5 posted on 08/12/2018 7:57:25 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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Bump


6 posted on 08/12/2018 8:03:20 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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A disciplined child learns self-discipline and focus.

An undisciplined child learns self-gratification and is unable to deal with normal life.

The universities are turning out the latter.


7 posted on 08/12/2018 8:07:40 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The New York Times is a racist hate group. It is Propaganazism.)
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What is noteworthy is that they didn’t bury the study. These common-sense results won’t play well on campus.

True. Harvard certainly has done its part pulling the drool-train, no one can deny that.

8 posted on 08/12/2018 8:07:53 PM PDT by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat's John Dean])
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9 posted on 08/12/2018 8:09:30 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The New York Times is a racist hate group. It is Propaganazism.)
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10 posted on 08/12/2018 8:10:05 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The New York Times is a racist hate group. It is Propaganazism.)
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11 posted on 08/12/2018 8:10:36 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The New York Times is a racist hate group. It is Propaganazism.)
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12 posted on 08/12/2018 8:10:58 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The New York Times is a racist hate group. It is Propaganazism.)
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13 posted on 08/12/2018 8:11:56 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The New York Times is a racist hate group. It is Propaganazism.)
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14 posted on 08/12/2018 8:16:47 PM PDT by DoodleBob
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What is noteworthy is that they didn’t bury the study. These common-sense results won’t play well on campus.

Isn't Faust gone? Without her, there's slight chance of some reality returning to Harvard. Not much, but some.

15 posted on 08/12/2018 8:20:00 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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The whole thing is a political scam designed to deny freedom of speech and expression to the politically incorrect and to “denormalize” the same.


16 posted on 08/12/2018 8:26:01 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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Total BS, except for the lowlife snowflakes.


17 posted on 08/12/2018 8:29:46 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.)
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Not a chance in the world that reality is returning to Harvard - with or without Faust.

They are treating donors poorly. Not a good thing. Those who have left their entire estate to the school are treated as racists, their names and their coat of arms deleted. Of course, their donations are not returned. So they get a pass.
Many potential donors, those who were about to donate a building perhaps, they saw what Harvard is doing to previous donors. They’re out of there.

And now, Harvard has decided to go after the final clubs and the same sex fraternal organizations. They will refuse to write recommendations for anyone who belongs to an organization that won’t enroll anyone of any gender. All the while, they have a board of overseers and visiting committees with members who probably belong to same sex organizations. Plus they have black groups and Muslim groups that are not diverse. Harvard is afraid of irritating those groups.


18 posted on 08/12/2018 8:31:51 PM PDT by ladyjane
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The whole thing is a political scam designed to deny freedom of speech and expression to the politically incorrect and to “denormalize” the same.

Whole ball of wax - and covers the whole subject.

All the rest is psychobabble.

19 posted on 08/12/2018 8:41:54 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ( Christian is as Christian does mt-h)
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BE ADVISED: This is your one and only TRIGGER WARNING from me.

If you need a “safe space” after you hear what I have to say;

You are a chickensh!t, cowardly, disgusting, worthless piece of garbage; a useless maggot, the best part of you ran down your mommies leg, you pussie.
Get out of my face before I break your neck you limp dick homo piece of sh!t.
This also applies to the female SNOWFLAKES out there.

That goes out to all the SNOWFLAKES in college and society in general.

(and I was being kind)


20 posted on 08/12/2018 8:42:24 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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