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Boyden - Chapter 10

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Buy and Download Description Young people's experiences of armed conflict and displacement have formed a focus of research within the discipline of psychology for many decades. Psychologists and psychiatrists have conventionally studied the effects that these experiences have on children's emotional wellbeing, as well as the factors that mediate these effects: for example, the presence of a caregiver, or the age and personality of the child. A dominant trend in such research has been to take vulnerability rather than resilience as a starting point, based on assumptions about the difficulties which children and young people have in coping with the distressing experiences of armed conflict (Cairns 1996). Such assumptions are derived from popular conceptualisations of childhood in the West, where children are frequently regarded as vulnerable, passive beings who need to be protected and cared for, rather than as active members of their communities (Hwang et al. 1996). Young people's experiences of armed conflict and displacement have formed a focus of research within the discipline of psychology for many decades. Psychologists and psychiatrists have conventionally studied the effects that these experiences have
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