Michigan Minds Podcast: Do trigger warnings help?
The trigger warning debate evokes strong views on both sides. Some see them as helpful notifications about potentially disturbing content, while others see them as coddling.
Gainsburg, a doctoral candidate in social psychology, says there’s little empirical data about whether trigger warnings work as intended, yet some institutions have already instituted official policies on them one way or the other.
“The idea that an untested thing like trigger warnings would enter policy seems premature,” he said.