Why trigger warnings are beneficial, perhaps even necessary

@article{Lockhart2016WhyTW,
  title={Why trigger warnings are beneficial, perhaps even necessary},
  author={E. Lockhart},
  journal={First Amendment Studies},
  year={2016},
  volume={50},
  pages={59 - 69}
}
  • E. Lockhart
  • Published 2016
  • Psychology
  • First Amendment Studies
Abstract In response to a panel discussion from the Eastern Communication Association (ECA) and the article written by Dr. Robert Vatz in this issue, I make a case for the usefulness and benefit of the practice of trigger warnings in the classroom. I draw on my own experience as a transsexual woman teaching at a conservative school, as well as contemporary psychological theory and ethics. I argue that trigger warnings are not detrimental to freedom of speech (as others, such as Dr. Vatz here… Expand
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