chapter  7
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Beyond violence

Conclusions and thoughts
WithSramana Majumdar

This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on the concepts covered in the preceding chapters of this book. The book presents a social psychological account of youth experiences related to political violence and how they shape emotions and behaviour. It also presents a theoretical standpoint that is critical of a purely posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) based psychiatric framework, and one of its main objectives was to highlight the complex psychosocial factors that influence mental health variables in a context like that of Kashmir. The book focuses on emotional, cognitive and behavioural variables, and their relationships in a context of conflict has to a large extent been achieved through some of the main findings of the research, which point out the significance of collective violence, interrelationships between extremist ideas and emotion regulation processes as well as the association between positive emotions and exposure to violence.