Event Title

P-52 Psychology Students’ Perspective of Classroom Trigger Warnings

Presenter Information

Jasmine Kim

Start Date

2-28-2020 2:30 PM

Description

Sensitive, often unsettling topics are inherent, especially in psychology education (Boysen et al., 2018). We replicated Guy A. Boysen’s “Trigger Warnings in Psychology Classes: What Do Students Think?” in order to examine whether students at a religious institution will be more conservative when it comes to rating the appropriateness of sensitive topics and warnings thereof in psychology classrooms. Participants (N=78) rated their level of discomfort for the 16 different topics covered in psychology courses, their perception of the necessity of trigger warnings and whether warnings have been issued in their psychology classes, and their attitudes toward the appropriateness of sensitive topics and warnings in psychology education.

Acknowledgments

Undergraduate Research Scholar

Mentor: Herbert W. Helm Jr., Behavioral Sciences

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Feb 28th, 2:30 PM

P-52 Psychology Students’ Perspective of Classroom Trigger Warnings

Sensitive, often unsettling topics are inherent, especially in psychology education (Boysen et al., 2018). We replicated Guy A. Boysen’s “Trigger Warnings in Psychology Classes: What Do Students Think?” in order to examine whether students at a religious institution will be more conservative when it comes to rating the appropriateness of sensitive topics and warnings thereof in psychology classrooms. Participants (N=78) rated their level of discomfort for the 16 different topics covered in psychology courses, their perception of the necessity of trigger warnings and whether warnings have been issued in their psychology classes, and their attitudes toward the appropriateness of sensitive topics and warnings in psychology education.