How Does Harmful Consumer Activities Affect Society

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Harmful Consumer activities impacting themselves and society Bolrick Graham Ewan Thomas Ayesha Reddie Janal Mc Lean Excelsior Community College Abstract There exists the dark side of consumer behavior, the purpose of this research is to analyze the dark dimensions of consumer behavior, which can be harmful to themselves and the society. The investigation and case analysis into consumer behavior deals with the impulsive and compulsive behaviors that can influence both the purchase of products and the consumption of them. In mild forms, such behaviors include eating bouts or shopping sprees. In more extreme forms, they include the psychological and physiological addiction which leads to the dangerous plight to sustain the habit. When one become over consumed by his/her uncontrollable urges it becomes a serious problem, especially when the individual goes above and beyond to sustain their urges, in this plight they may turn to illegal activities which may have legal repercussion. There exist the laws which seeks to protect the consumers and attempt to discourage certain actions. Harmful Consumer activities impacting themselves and society Dimensions of the dark side of consumer behavior a. Consumer terrorism Consumer terrorism involves the practice of introducing dangerous substances to our consumed food and…show more content…
The latter Act is, however, particularly important as it is specifically geared towards the protection of the consumer; which the Act defines as "any person who acquires or wishes to acquire goods for his own private use or consumption". The consumer rights granted under the Act may also be relied upon by any "commercial undertaking that purchases consumer

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