Episode 9: T is for Trigger Warnings

Rob and Angel discuss research on the efficacy of Trigger Warnings in academic and other non-therapy spaces. Later in the episode they’re joined by Dr. Alex Bove from Talk Like A Man to discuss the topic.

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Links and Resources from the episode:

The Article: Boysen, G. A., Isaacs, R. A., Tretter, L., & Markowski, S. (2019). Trigger warning efficacy: The impact of warnings on affect, attitudes, and learning. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/stl0000150


The *other* article (that went viral and started this discussion): Jones, P. J., Bellet, B. W., & McNally, R. J. (2019). Helping or harming? The effect of trigger warnings on individuals with trauma histories. https://osf.io/axn6z/download?format=pdf

The Twitter thread Rob and Angel complained about, that Angel said they’d be happy to link to, with that absolutely bananas guy (aka: Dr. James Cantor): His original garbage tweet ; Angel’s back and forth with him; Rob’s back and forth with him

Brad Warner: Angel can’t remember which of his books that quote came from, or if they’re even remembering it correctly. So here’s a link to all his work. Enjoy.  

Dr. Alex Bove (pictured above)

 and Talk Like A Man: Alex Bove (he/him/his) lives and teaches in Philadelphia, PA. He received his Ph.D. in Human Sexuality from Widener University and is the creator and curator of the Talk Like a Man Project, (and podcast) an interactive discussion about masculinity in America.

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