Psychobollocks

Observer: Students face personality tests for university places
[UK Government] Ministers want universities to adopt methods such as psychometric testing, the psychological questionnaires widely used in City recruitment which explore personality traits and ability to learn, and US-style aptitude tests as fairer ways of assessing teenagers.

And these morons have been put in charge of my country. There's only one thing wrong with psychometric tests: they're complete bollocks. Mind you, I would say that: the last psychometric test I took said I have a scepticism rating of 87.

If you're not with me on this one, do yourself a favour and read the late Stephen Jay Gould's book, The Mismeasure of Man.


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