Bernd 11/18/2017 (Sat) 16:51:47 No.11997 del
Emotional distance

Sometimes happens on the front the combatants get to know each other. They talk, offer smoke to each other or even play football, they share a human moment and they are no enemies anymore. They don't just stop wishing to kill the other but they start to care. The situations described above represent a breakdown in the psychological distance that is a key method of removing one's sense of empathy and achieving this "emotional withdrawal."
Similar occurs in hostage situations. Not only the victims are touched by Stockholm syndrome but in it's last stage the hostage taker experiences an increase in identification and bonding with the victim.
Grossman gives four types of emotional distance:
- cultural
- moral
- social
- mechanical