Are we, ASEANs and Myanmars suffering the Stockholm syndrome?

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In psychology, Stockholm syndrome is a term used to describe a real paradoxical psychological phenomenon wherein hostages express empathy and have positive feelings towards their captors, sometimes to the point of defending them. These feelings are generally considered irrational in light of the danger or risk endured by the victims, who essentially mistake a lack of abuse from their captors for an act of kindness.

The FBI’s Hostage Barricade Database System shows that roughly 27% of victims show evidence of Stockholm syndrome. The syndrome is named after the Norrmalmstorg robbery of Kreditbanken at Norrmalmstorg in Stockholm, in which bank employees were held hostage from August 23 to August 28, 1973. In this case, the victims became emotionally attached to their captors, and even defended them after they were freed from their six-day ordeal. The term “Stockholm syndrome” was coined by the criminologist and psychiatrist Nils Bejerot, who assisted the police during the robbery, and referred to the syndrome in a news broadcast. It was originally defined by psychiatrist Frank Ochberg to aid the management of hostage situations.

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4 Responses to “Are we, ASEANs and Myanmars suffering the Stockholm syndrome?”

  1. drkokogyi Says:

    Dr. Maung Maung Oo commented: က်ေနာ္တို႕ တေတြမ်ား ျဖစ္ကုန္ျပီလား ဆရာရယ္။ TQ for the kind understanding.
    Evolutionary explanationsThe syndrome has also been explained in evolutionary terms. Historically raptio (e.g., Rape of the Sabine women) and bride kidnapping have been (and still are in some places) very common practices. Women who were kidnapped and consistently fought back were likely to be killed or imprisoned and thus not have children. But women who bonded with and submitted to their captors were more likely to have children and their children were more likely to receive the genes that made their mothers more passive and bonding towards their captors. And over several generations, this made the population of humans more genetically prone to submission and bonding when kidnapped.

  2. drkokogyi Says:

    Please read this:
    1/ “The Rape of the Sabine Women” @​ki/Rape_of_the_Sabine_wome​n
    2/ Please read this also:
    “Bride kidnapping” is distinguished from raptio in that the former refers to the abduction of one woman by one man (and his friends and relatives), and is still a widespread practice, whereas the latter refers to the large scale abduction of women by groups of men, possibly in a time of war (see also war rape).

    Some modern cultures maintain a symbolic kidnapping of the bride by the groom as part of the ritual and traditions surrounding a wedding, in a nod to the practice of bride kidnapping which may have figured in that culture’s history. According to some sources, the honeymoon is a relic of marriage by capture, based on the practice of the husband going into hiding with his wife to avoid reprisals from her relatives, with the intention that the woman would be pregnant by the end of the month.​ki/Bride_kidnapping

  3. drkokogyi Says:

    OR ARE WE enjoying the FORCED MARRIAGE to our respective governments? ……………
    “Forced marriage” is a term used to describe a marriage in which one or both of the parties is married without his or her consent or against his or her will. A forced marriage differs from an arranged marriage, in which both parties consent to the assistance of their parents or a third party (such as a matchmaker) in identifying a spouse, although the difference between the two may be indistinct. The practice of forced marriage was quite common amongst the upper classes in Europe until the 20th century, and is still practiced in parts of South Asia, East Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Forced marriages now in Western Europe and North America are generally committed within communities of immigrants from such areas. In most but not all forced marriages, it is the female (rather than the male) who is the involuntary spouse.​ki/Forced_marriage

  4. Derek Southgate Says:

    I have similar blog about stockholm syndrome, and my researchings are based on that topic.
    I’m 32 years old shrink and i’m very interested to do my work about this theme, and even write a book one day.
    Take a look at my blog, contact me, and we can corporate between two blogs.

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