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Placing the Stockholm Syndrome in Perspective

  title={Placing the Stockholm Syndrome in Perspective},
  author={Donald N. BersofF Ennis},
n an August morning in 1973, an escaped convict took four bank employees their captors. Psychologists called this newly discovered phenomenon the Stockholm Syndrome.1 A coping mechanism also known as the Survival Identification Syndrome, the Common Sense Syndrome, or, simply, transference, the Stockholm Syndrome usually consists of three components that may occur separately or in combination with one another: negative feelings on the part of the hostage toward authorities, positive feelings on… Expand
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