Stockholm Syndrome: Definition, Cases & Treatment


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What is the standard form of treatment for Stockholm syndrome?

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1. What is one of the characteristics of Stockholm syndrome?

2. The FBI defines Stockholm syndrome as a psychological phenomenon in which a positive bond develops between which two parties?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Stockholm syndrome is a psychological condition in which victims come to identify and sympathize with their captors. These assessment tools will help you gauge your knowledge of this syndrome, including how it develops, its characteristics and how it is treated.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The practice questions will ask you about the following:

  • Standard form of treatment for Stockholm syndrome
  • Characteristics of the syndrome
  • The two parties involved in Stockholm syndrome
  • Year the term originated in
  • Emotional responses that bring on the syndrome

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Stockholm syndrome
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the relationship between hostages and their captors in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding famous cases of Stockholm syndrome

Additional Learning

To learn more about this psychological condition, review the accompanying lesson on Stockholm Syndrome. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define Stockholm syndrome
  • Learn about the major characteristics of Stockholm syndrome
  • Discuss the case of Elizabeth Smart
  • Learn about the origin of the term
  • Discuss the Olsson bank robbery case
  • Explore the kidnapping of Patricia Hearst
  • Discuss treatment for Stockholm syndrome