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Are ‘trigger warnings’ on college textbooks and courses a bad idea? No: Warnings don’t interfere with learning, they enhance it

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The college classroom is properly the site of serious discussion of potentially traumatic topics. Trigger warnings don’t interfere with that process — they enhance it.

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Trigger warnings’ origins lie in the wilds of the Internet, where they arose as a way to alert readers about content that might be traumatic.

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