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Post by phildidge on Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:09 am

Students are requesting and professors issuing trigger warnings—content warnings cautioning that college course material may cause distress. Trigger warnings are meant to alleviate distress students may otherwise experience, but multiple lines of research suggest trigger warnings could either increase or decrease symptoms of distress. We examined how these theories translate to this applied situation. Across six experiments, we gave some college students and Internet users a trigger warning but not others, exposed everyone to one of a variety of negative materials, then measured symptoms of distress. To better estimate trigger warnings’ effects, we conducted mini meta-analyses on our data, revealing trigger warnings had trivial effects—people reported similar levels of negative affect, intrusions, and avoidance regardless of whether they had received a trigger warning. Moreover, these patterns were similar among people with a history of trauma. These results suggest a trigger warning is neither meaningfully helpful nor harmful.


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Post by Ben Reilly on Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:51 pm

Never thought trigger warnings were a good idea. I liken it to when I got in my first auto accident and my dad told me I should get right back out and drive again.

Repeated exposure to anything will inevitably desensitize you to it.

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Post by phildidge on Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:54 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:Never thought trigger warnings were a good idea. I liken it to when I got in my first auto accident and my dad told me I should get right back out and drive again.

Repeated exposure to anything will inevitably desensitize you to it.

You are 100% correct Ben

Some left wing psychologists have been trying to argue this for years and not been listen to Ben, As people who suffer truama. Are not hid away with trigger warnings. Its not how you help them. This is where i applaud thescientific left for standing up to the far left on this. As its the far left creating such poor ideas around this

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Post by eddie on Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:55 pm

Or should always really examine what triggers them.
It makes one grow and learn.

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Post by phildidge on Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:56 pm

eddie wrote:Or should always really examine what triggers them.
It makes one grow and learn.


Also a great point but rewarded ben my green here, for his great point. You deserve one too on that

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Post by eddie on Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:08 pm

phildidge wrote:
eddie wrote:Or should always really examine what triggers them.
It makes one grow and learn.


Also a great point but rewarded ben my green here, for his great point. You deserve one too on that

Ah never mind. I prefer wearing the colour red, to green, anyway. Razz

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Post by phildidge on Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:11 pm

eddie wrote:
phildidge wrote:


Also a great point but rewarded ben my green here, for his great point. You deserve one too on that

Ah never mind. I prefer wearing the colour red, to green, anyway. Razz

Gave you a thanks instead  Laughing

Hmmmm, which makes me think, why is red seen as a sign of wrong doing here and green as good?

Its actually quite broad across the spectrun aspect view. Is it because red is associated with danger?

Any takers?

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Post by gelico on Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:38 pm

phildidge wrote:
eddie wrote:

Ah never mind. I prefer wearing the colour red, to green, anyway. Razz

Gave you a thanks instead  Laughing

Hmmmm, which makes me think, why is red seen as a sign of wrong doing here and green as good?

Its actually quite broad across the spectrun aspect view. Is it because red is associated with danger?

Any takers?


red is anger
red is stop
red is danger

green is safety
green is go
green is calming

but remember,,,,


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpiIWMWWVco

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Post by phildidge on Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:45 pm

gelico wrote:
phildidge wrote:

Gave you a thanks instead  Laughing

Hmmmm, which makes me think, why is red seen as a sign of wrong doing here and green as good?

Its actually quite broad across the spectrun aspect view. Is it because red is associated with danger?

Any takers?


red is anger
red is stop
red is danger

green is safety
green is go
green is calming

but remember,,,,


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpiIWMWWVco

lol!

All joking aide though Gelico

Poppies are red and a sign of peace
Red lips are evolutionary based around attraction with women. Even some monkees have red bottoms. lol
Most of the human body is centered around red pigmentation
I mean even fire, is more a combination of red and yekllow that is orange
Its humans that have constructed green to mean safe and red as danger

I guess green boogers do not hold the same level of fear as fire red does lol!

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Post by eddie on Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:18 am

I love red. It’s a very sexy and vibrant colour.

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Post by phildidge on Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:22 am

eddie wrote:I love red. It’s a very sexy and vibrant colour.

So do I love the colour Eddie

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Post by phildidge on Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:26 am

And if people do not believe me how indoctrinated and racist this new genertion is?

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Remind you of anyone here?

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Post by Raggamuffin on Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:41 am

White people can be exhausting? Oh well, I'm glad we're good at something. Laughing

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Post by Raggamuffin on Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:47 am

Ben Reilly wrote:Never thought trigger warnings were a good idea. I liken it to when I got in my first auto accident and my dad told me I should get right back out and drive again.

Repeated exposure to anything will inevitably desensitize you to it.

That's not the same thing surely. If your dad had told you before you drove that you might have an accident, that would be a better comparison.

Aren't trigger warnings just the sort of thing I've requested on here? For example, if someone is going to post an article which contains distressing images, they should put a warning beforehand.

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Post by phildidge on Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:50 am

Raggamuffin wrote:
Ben Reilly wrote:Never thought trigger warnings were a good idea. I liken it to when I got in my first auto accident and my dad told me I should get right back out and drive again.

Repeated exposure to anything will inevitably desensitize you to it.

That's not the same thing surely. If your dad had told you before you drove that you might have an accident, that would be a better comparison.

Aren't trigger warnings just the sort of thing I've requested on here? For example, if someone is going to post an article which contains distressing images, they should put a warning beforehand.


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Post by Raggamuffin on Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:58 am

Fine, but in exposure therapy the person knows they're going to be exposed to things they find upsetting - like having to handle a spider to get over their arachnophobia, for example.

I think trigger warnings are good. Forewarned is forearmed as they say.

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Post by Raggamuffin on Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:04 am

I just thought - maybe I should have put a trigger warning on my last post as it mentions the S word. Laughing

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