It typically takes about three or four days for the psychological shift to take hold.
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A strategy of trying to keep your captor happy in order to stay alive becomes an obsessive identification with the likes and dislikes of the captor which has the result of warping your own psyche in such a way that you come to sympathize with your tormenter! The syndrome explains what happens in hostage-taking situations, but can also be used to understand the behavior of battered spouses , members of religious cults, Holocaust victims, household pets , and perhaps even users of Internet Explorer. I think it may also help explain the popularity of government and of the mass institutionalization of young people.
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