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Trigger Warnings May Prolong Bad Memories

By Kathleen McCarthy posted 08-24-2021 17:55

  

“Trauma memories can suddenly return when survivors are exposed to material that reminds them of the event—a process known as ‘triggering,’ which can be very distressing. Trigger warnings are intended to help mitigate this potential distress. However, ... trigger warnings do not lessen the blow of recalling past trauma. Many websites promoting the use of trigger warnings ... claim that ‘triggers are more distressing if they come as a surprise.’ ... However, the new study published in Memory suggests that warning messages may not adequately prepare people to recall a negative experience but may instead prolong bad memories.”

SOURCE: Flinders University, May 14, 2021
https://news.flinders.edu.au/blog/2021/05/14/trigger-warnings-may-prolong-bad-memories/


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