Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Researcher Who Advocates Smacking Children, Airline Safety Expert On Paltalk

Marjorie Gunnoe, a psychology professor at Calvin College, and airline safety expert Kevin Schatzle will be today's guests on News Talk Online on the Paltalk News Network at 5 PM New York time.

Gunnoe has created international controversy with her research that concludes that children under the age of six who are smacked by their parents grow up to be happier and more successful than those whose parents spared the spankings.

Gunnoe says the data show that claims that avoiding spanking children makes them more adjusted are wrong. Her research concludes that children who had been spanked up to the age of six performed better in nearly every positive category and no worse in the others than those who were not.

It's a huge controversy in Britain where the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children has been advocating outlawing the spanking of children.

Schatzle will talk about the very topical issue of airline security. He has an extensive background as chief of security for a number of major international corporations. He has served as both an FBI and a Secret Service agent and is a former decorated officer with the New York City Police Department where he was assigned to both the Bank Robbery and Terrorist Task Forces.

Schatzle is a proessor at Seton Hall where he teaches New Jersey State Police troopers and is an advisory board member for Suspect Detection Systems - an Israeli company that specializes in suspect profiling.

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