Stockholm syndrome


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Stockholm syndrome

n.
A psychological syndrome in which a person being held captive begins to identify with and grow sympathetic to his or her captor, simultaneously becoming unsympathetic towards the police or other authorities.

[After Stockholmwhere a hostage in a 1973 bank robbery became romantically attached to one of her captors.]

Stockholm syndrome

n
(Psychology) a psychological condition in which hostages or kidnap victims become sympathetic towards their captors
[C20: after a group of hostages in Stockholm in 1973]
Translations
Stockholm-Syndrom
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It has become a universally recognised phrase, but few know the incredible origins of Stockholm Syndrome.
This comes after Thorne in a recent interview revealed that she been a victim of Stockholm syndrome while she experienced sexual abuse.
"What triggers the behaviour of misogynist women is their suffering from psychological slavery, a condition which commonly became known as the Stockholm syndrome, where the victim sides with the abuser or oppressor," Kinias said.
Written and directed by Robert Budreau, "Stockholm" is billed as the "absurd but true" story of the 1973 crime that introduced the world to Stockholm syndrome, the psychological phenomenon in which a captive forms a bond with his or her captor.
Stockholm syndrome has been defined as the "feeling of trust or affection felt in many cases of kidnapping or hostage-taking by a victim towards a captor".
to ascertain their mental capability/state of mind and for diagnosis of Stockholm syndrome.
Zuckerberg soon after retorted in an interview with Recode saying that "I think it's important that we don't all get Stockholm syndrome and let the companies that work hard to charge you more convince you that they actually care more about you.
NAMED from a bank robbery in which hostages developed an emotional bond with their captors, Stockholm Syndrome can be compared with some who still wish to remain governed from overseas, by the EU Commissioners.
Remainers must now stop re-fighting a campaign that they have lost and start giving their allegiance to their own country instead of showing all the symptoms of Stockholm Syndrome, under which they have been held captive by the bloated bureaucrats in Brussels and are terrified of being set free.
Kenzie is aware that she could be developing Stockholm syndrome as she begins to see her captors in a different light when they begin to trust one another.
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It is basically, to me, the Stockholm syndrome of economic development."<br />The deal had been approved earlier by the Oklahoma City Economic Development Trust.
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