David Halpern’s Nudge Unit Costing £1 Mill a Year Runs Bogus Psychometric Test On Jobseekers

‘Blogger Steve Walker, who runs the Skwawkbox site, discovered that the website hosting the test was registered to a civil servant based in the Cabinet Office’s nudge unit.

Walker criticised the department’s use of the test. “In a context where we see regular headlines about people committing suicide out of fear of losing their benefits, it’s appalling that the DWP is threatening people with low literacy and computer skills with the loss of their income if they don’t complete a meaningless test designed to manipulate them into some kind of positive thinking,” he said.

 http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/apr/30/jobseekers-bogus-psychometric-tests-unemployed

Thanks to NLAT for the link.  My word SKWalker well done.  Congrats from the rest of the Bloggerati indeed.  You made the pages of The Guardian.

View from ‘The Paddock’ this morning – ‘Ridiculous pretend science crap purely there to syphon off another 100k of public funds into private pockets.’

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