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Parents making their children eat chocolate till they are sick? watch

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    A friend of mine mentioned that when he was younger (12/13) he wouldn't stop eating chocolate, and would constantly go and buy it without his parents knowledge. So to combat this, they made him eat so much chocolate that he threw up, and he hasn't touched it since.
    Do you think his would have a bad effect on the child? Would this work if someone was trying to stop a destructive eating habit of something they don't want to eat but can't control themselves?
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    That's awful, the fact that he doesn't go near it now shows it had a detemeintal psychological effect, there are other ways to teach your kids right from wrong
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    Yeah I feel like that would be effective ukno but why the **** would you do that to your own child
    it's like when you eat something and then get really sick with food poisoning or something and you just associate that food with your illness so it just becomes disgusting to you

    Still by far not the best way to drop a habit...
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    I would never throw up from too much chocolate, chocolate is life :mmm:
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    my grandparents did that with smoking - it worked for them too.

    i think its pretty unethical to make your child go through that, though. as effective as it may be, that sort of decision should be made by oneself.
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    the parents opperant conditioned him to stop eating the chocolate, thats why he doesnt eat it now. not because of issues but simply because he associates throwing up with the chocolate
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    This could be classical conditioning (AS Psychology in use here ). He associates the stimulus of chocolate with the negative impact of being sick and therefore he has operantly conditioned himself into avoidance behaviour where he avoids chocolate to prevent the negative experience of being sick from occurring.
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    I'm pretty sure that's abuse.
 
 
 
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