Understanding the Stockholm Syndrome Phenomenon

Stockholm syndrome or Stockholm syndrome is a psychological response from hostage victims who feel sympathetic, voluntary obedience, even appearing affection towards the offender. Stockholm syndrome was introduced by a criminologist, Nils Bejerot based on a bank robbery case that occurred in 1973 in Stockholm, Sweden. In this case, the hostages actually formed an emotional bond with the perpetrators despite being held for 6 days. Even refused to testify, and helped raise funds for legal aid perpetrators. Factors Underlying the Arise of Stockholm Syndrome Generally the kidnappers treat victims very harshly which causes hatred, but in Stockholm syndrome the opposite happens. The victims felt sympathy for the perpetrators. There are several factors that underlie Stockholm syndrome, namely: The hostage-takers and victims are in the same room and pressure. A crisis situation lasts for several days or longer. The hostage takers show kindness to the hostages or at least refrain from
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