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Transcript of Stockholm Syndrome
Intro to Psych.
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What is Stockholm Syndrome?
An emotional attachment to a captor formed by a hostage as a result of continuous stress, dependence, and a need to cooperate for survival
Survival Identification Syndrome
On August 23,1973, Jan Eric, "Jane Olsson robbed Sveriges Kreditbanken bank in Stockholm, Sweeden
How it all began:
The Bank Robbery:
Took four employees hostage into the vault
strapped them with dynamites
Kept hostage for 5 Days
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Dr. Nils Bejerot
Professor of Social Medicine, Karolinska Institute of Stockholm, Sweeden
Assisted Law Enforcement during the robbery
"Stockholm syndrome." Stockholm syndrome. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2013. <http://
First to Diagnose hostage symptoms and actions as "Stockholm Syndrome"
Treated hostages through therapy
"AnnaNicoleFan - Today I've Learned... About Stockholm Syndrome." AnnaNicoleFan - Today I've
Learned... About Stockholm Syndrome. N.p., 3 Aug. 2012. Web. 19 Nov. 2013. <http://annanicolefan.livejournal.com/802
"Stockholm Syndrome | RAINN | Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network." Stockholm Syndrome | RAINN | Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2013. <http://www.rainn.org/get-information/effects-of-sexual-assault/stockholm-syndrome>.
Who are the
Battered/Abused Men and Women
Prisoners of War
Criminal Hostage Situations
Concentration Camp Prisoners
Victim having positive feelings toward the abuser
Victim having negative feelings toward family, friends, or authorities
Abuser having positive feelings toward the victim
Victim supporting or helping the abuser
There must be a sorely uneven balance of power which the captor must dictate what the captive may not do
There must be the threat of death or physical injury to the captive from the captor
The prisoner believes (perhaps falsely) that he or she cannot escape
Survival is dependent upon following the rules of the captor
The prisoner must be isolated from other who are not being held captive
There must be a self-preservation instinct within prisoner
"Stockholm Syndrome Resources - Band Back Together." Stockholm Syndrome Resources - Band Back Together. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2013. <http://www.bandbacktogether.com/stockholm-syndrome-resources/>.
The best treatment for S.S. is:
Love and support from family
Ms Kampusch, who escaped from Wolfgang Priklopil's house in 2006, was widely believed to be suffering from Stockholm syndrome after repeatedly sympathizing with her captor.
"I feel more and more sorry for him - he's a poor soul"
"I mourn for him"
"I was immeasurably grateful to the kidnapper for such small pleasures, I still am"
"One day, I even told him: I forgive you, because everyone makes mistakes sometimes"
"the man who’d stolen me, who’d taken my family and identity away from me, became my new ‘family’"
insisted convicted sex offender he was a "changed man"'