Texas Tech University

‘Triggered’ USA: Survey finds majority of professors issue warnings before class

Washington Times

September 14, 2016

Washington Times - One of the largest and most representative surveys on “trigger warnings” shows that a majority of American college professors now issue them to new students.

"I think that trigger warnings can and should be used in a limited number of situations, but overusing them can create a situation in which students opt out of learning experiences simply because they don't want to confront their own assumptions about the world," said Lauren Griffith, a professor of ethnology at Texas Tech University, NPR reported Wednesday.

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