Swiped this from Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symptoms_of_victimization
Victimization symptoms were proposed by Frank Ochberg as a distinct subcategory of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It is not formally recognized in diagnostic systems such as DSM or ICD, and includes the following:
How many of these has Jillian exhibited so far? Or Wanda for that matter?
I like this list. It's interesting to see how well Rob is characterizing these two during the torture.
The thing is that she's not even being tortured for information. Wanda could have already obtained the location of FAQ from the uncroaked. There's nothing of substance Jillian can tell Wanda that Wanda couldn't have obtained in two minutes flat in another way. This is all about Wanda's sheer crazy.
But yeah, Wanda's getting way overboard on this.
Start small, work up. That's the way to do it. Every victory breaks the victim's will a little more. Look at the reaction Jillian had to "Yes Mistress". Coercion works on a slippery slope principle. "She's only asking for something little, and it will make a lot of badness go away. What's the harm?" Obedience becomes a habit. Reduction of discomfort becomes a drug. For resistance to really work, obedience needs to be a conscious strategy, not a reaction to what's being done.
One of the disturbing thing is the parallels between Wanda's actions and real life. Every technique she's used thus far, hunger/thirst, lowered temperatures, loud noise, uncomfortable environment and sense dep are straight out of the textbook. Metaphorically speaking. So far, Wanda has targeted the body, creating sense-related discomfort. She has't moved onto the mental and social attacks yet. Things like desecration of items of personal importance (although it could be argued that she started with that), ego and identity reduction, attacks on sexuality (not necessarily actual sexual assault). Her carrot and stick is also a perfect example of operant conditioning. Disobedience hurts, obedience rewards. Rob did his research on this one.
I won't bother responding to Kreistor.
"All warfare is based on deception" - Sun Tzu, Chapter 1, Line 18, The Art of War
"The principle of strategy is to know ten thousand things by having one thing." - Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Earth, Go Rin No Sho