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It derives from the 1973 armed robbery of the Sveriges Kreditbank in Sweden during which four bank employees were held hostage in a vault for more than five days; what psychology term is it?




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Answer: Stockholm Syndrome

When hostages become attached to their captors and fear their rescuers, they are displaying Stockholm Syndrome.

Note: the bank was in Stockholm, the robbery was on August 23/73, and the term entered the English language in 1978.

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