Identification with the Aggressor
Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Parker, M. M. 2010. Identification with the Aggressor. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
In the early 1970s, four Swedish men were held captive in a bank vault for six days during a robbery attempt. The captives reported an emotional bonding with their captors, essentially identifying with their aggressors; this phenomenon was dubbed the Stockholm syndrome.
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