Stockholm syndrome, or capture–bonding, is a psychological phenomenon in which hostages express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward their captors or abusers, sometimes to the point of defending them, and sometimes the feeling of love for the captor shows. 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. (Wikipedia)
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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OETorvCUF0]Americans Suffer from Stockholm Syndrome
Published on Jun 11, 2013
Alex covers the topic of mass Stockholm Syndrome in America and the correlation between it and the general public’s reaction to the government’s ongoing scandals.