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Joe Bonham

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#1 12 years ago

Stockholm syndrome is a psychological condition that often affects hostages in terrorist situations, bank robberies, ect. The latest (suspected) case of it happened to Jill Carroll, a kidnapped reporter in Iraq. She wasn't harmed at all, was fed well (she actually GAINED weight during her captivity), and actively supported her captors in one of their propaganda videos (even though there's no evidence that they threatened her) http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2006-03-30-carroll-released_x.htm Interestingly, all of the cases of this that I have heard of were women. I guess from an evolutionary perspective, this makes sense - though that must drive feminists crazy. Thoughts?




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#2 12 years ago

STockholm syndrome is not doubt one of the most interested changes in people psychologically, for someone to admire or possible ove their captors seems very strange to me and no doubt alot of other people. But let's not forget the public dont actually know what their motives are and whether or not they mean to harm the captors. Really strange subject, stockholm syndrome.




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#3 12 years ago

Offtopic* I did not think they agve you food when the took you hostage? mmmm well elarn something new every day.

Thats very interesting




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#4 12 years ago
Machiavelli's Apprentice Thoughts?

Yeah...As I Swede, I can truly say that Stockholm suck!!! :evilgrin:




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#5 12 years ago
Machiavelli's ApprenticeStockholm syndrome is a psychological condition that often affects hostages in terrorist situations, bank robberies, ect. The latest (suspected) case of it happened to Jill Carroll, a kidnapped reporter in Iraq. She wasn't harmed at all, was fed well (she actually GAINED weight during her captivity), and actively supported her captors in one of their propaganda videos (even though there's no evidence that they threatened her) http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2006-03-30-carroll-released_x.htm Interestingly, all of the cases of this that I have heard of were women. I guess from an evolutionary perspective, this makes sense - though that must drive feminists crazy. Thoughts?

I doubt this is the case here. Jill Carroll gave her captors what they wanted, and now that she was released has taken back the statements she gave while in captivity, and saying that she was threatened and such.




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#6 12 years ago
Machiavelli's ApprenticeStockholm syndrome is a psychological condition that often affects hostages in terrorist situations, bank robberies, ect. The latest (suspected) case of it happened to Jill Carroll, a kidnapped reporter in Iraq. She wasn't harmed at all, was fed well (she actually GAINED weight during her captivity), and actively supported her captors in one of their propaganda videos (even though there's no evidence that they threatened her) http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2006-03-30-carroll-released_x.htm Interestingly, all of the cases of this that I have heard of were women. I guess from an evolutionary perspective, this makes sense - though that must drive feminists crazy. Thoughts?

The key sentence there is that 'she wasn't harmed at all'. Perhaps she was just being sensible and not giving them a reason to harm her?




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#7 12 years ago

They want to live right? So they would obviously cooperate with them.




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#8 12 years ago

Thoughts?

"Women are clearly emotionally inferior to men"

No, really.. just stop.




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#9 12 years ago
The 13th RaptorThoughts? "Women are clearly emotionally inferior to men" No, really.. just stop.

What the hell? "Women are clearly emotionally DIFFERENT from men". No one is stopping you from pretending its not true. But just don't make a fool of yourself when your history teacher starts talking about the Sabine women.;)

Very common throughout history. Women adapting to the new environment and men, and being perfectly content with the situation (Even if their men are really pissed off and want to fight, like with the Romans and the Sabines)




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#10 12 years ago

Machiavelli's ApprenticeThe latest (suspected) case of it happened to Jill Carroll, a kidnapped reporter in Iraq.[/quote]

Psychologists says that the Stockholm syndrome occurs when:

  • A person threatens to kill another and is perceived as having the capability to do so.
  • The other cannot escape, so her or his life depends on the threatening person.
  • The threatened person is isolated from outsiders so that the only other perspective available to her or him is that of the threatening person.
  • The threatening person is perceived as showing some degree of kindness to the one being threatened.

It's not uncommon that the victims of wife/child abusers protects thier antagonist (incest victims and whores protecting thier pimps are other examples). I'd say that there's many new cases of the Stockholm syndrome everyday.

[QUOTE=Machiavelli's Apprentice] Interestingly, all of the cases of this that I have heard of were women. I guess from an evolutionary perspective, this makes sense - though that must drive feminists crazy.

One of the hostages at the Norrmalmstorg robbery was male, but I don't know if he got the Stockholm syndrome.