23 August-Stockholm Syndrome

Stockholm Syndrome is a condition that causes hostages to sympathise with their captors. The hostage feels grateful to the kidnapper for telling them they will not kill them. Also, as part of a survival strategy the hostages form an alliance with their captors.

The term ‘Stockholm Syndrome’ was coined following an unsuccessful bank robbery in Stockholm Sweden in 1973. Following the robbery a six day siege ensued. After the siege ended the four hostages had formed a positive relationship with the bank robbers. The hostages refused to testify against their captors leading the term ‘Stockholm Syndrome’ being used.

Stockholm Syndrome, a condition that causes hostages to sympathise with their captors was coined following an unsuccessful bank robbery in Stockholm Sweden in the year 1973 On This Day.

Stockholm Syndrome

 

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