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Prof: Students Who Are ‘Traumatized’ by College Need Professional Help

Prof: Students Who Are ‘Traumatized’ by College Need Professional Help

“they need serious help, either from a medical doctor or a psychologist”

https://youtu.be/R5z7fQOcQL8

This is a point I have made repeatedly over the years. People who need safe spaces, are plagued by microaggressions and react violently to the free speech of others aren’t ready for college.

The College Fix reports:

Students who claim they’re ‘traumatized’ by college should seriously see a shrink, prof says

At colleges across the country, some students — and especially students of color — increasingly say that their experiences on campus are “traumatizing.” The claim has almost become ubiquitous it’s used so often.

But one professor of psychology says if these students are truly “traumatized” by their lessons, they require medical or professional help.

Dr. Jordan Peterson, a research and clinical psychologist at the University of Toronto, said the word trauma should not be tossed around casually by students.

“If you’re that vulnerable, then you’re in no position to be exposing yourself to challenging dialogue,” Peterson said in an interview with The College Fix. “You’re not fit, in a psychological sense, for any complex activity. To be traumatized by a discussion you have to be teetering on the edge of intrapsychic disintegration.”

The term trauma has a clinical meaning attached to it, he said.

“Trauma has a technical nature,” Peterson said. “You can’t just say everything that upsets you is traumatizing.”

But students who do use the word should then either have their bluff called — or be taken at their word and told they need serious help, either from a medical doctor or a psychologist or psychiatrist, he said.

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““You can’t just say everything that upsets you is traumatizing.”

That’s exactly what they’re doing, though, while expecting to be treated as if they were REALLY traumatized. It’s an insidious game and a destructive one.

I think they should be taken at their word and asked to seek a shrink or be forced to take an absence from college until they’re mature and stable enough to handle dialogue. Obviously they aren’t either mature OR stable enough.

“People who need safe spaces, are plagued by microaggressions and react violently to the free speech of others aren’t ready for college.”

They aren’t ready to be allowed out of the house without close, adult supervision.

pilgrim1949 | May 18, 2017 at 8:50 am

Snowflakes are indeed extremely vulnerable to meltdowns when exposed to any heat above freezing….

….and they do indeed intend to freeze out anything that threatens their teetering, fragile house-of-cards psyches.

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