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Jennifer Senior

Journalist

Jennifer Senior writes for New York magazine.
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Jennifer Senior's Opinions

Mostly Disagree
If only, the argument goes, a system could be arranged where politicians’ real selves and real ideas were always and everywhere on display, we would have the politics we deserve. But it’s also possible that phoniness, at least in certain forms, serves an important purpose. It may even be a desirable quality in politics. It’s certainly something we consistently choose, consciously or not.
03 Jun 2007    Source


Disagree
From the perspective of the species, it’s perfectly unmysterious why people have children. From the perspective of the individual, however, it’s more of a mystery than one might think. Most people assume that having children will make them happier. Yet a wide variety of academic research shows that parents are not happier than their childless peers, and in many cases are less so. This finding is surprisingly consistent, showing up across a range of disciplines.
04 Jul 2010    Source


Comparisons with Other Experts and Influencers

The similarity between Jennifer Senior and each expert and influencer is calculated by looking at how the same questions were answered. These figures are used to calculate conforming, nonconforming, and projected opinions. The accuracy of the analysis depends on Jennifer Senior's coverage, which grows with the number of their opinions entered into TakeOnIt.

Agree
Erika Lawrence
Psychology Professor
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Time Magazine
Popular Magazine
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Steven Pinker
Psychology Professor
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Albert Mohler
President, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
100% agreement / 1 opinions

David Runciman
Politics Professor
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Daniel Gilbert
Psychology Professor
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Mostly Agree
Bob Kerrey
Politician, Governor of Nebraska 83-87
75% agreement / 1 opinions

In-Between
Kate Kellaway
Journalist
50% agreement / 1 opinions

Mostly Disagree
Sarah Wildman
Journalist
25% agreement / 1 opinions

Barack Obama
United States President
25% agreement / 1 opinions

Susan Blackmore
Psychology Lecturer, Former Parapsychologist
25% agreement / 1 opinions

Oprah Winfrey
Talk Show Host
25% agreement / 1 opinions

Disagree
Jessica Alba
Actress, Celebrity, Beauty Icon
0% agreement / 1 opinions

Conforming Opinions

Jennifer Senior's conforming opinions are opinions that align with the group of experts and influencers Jennifer Senior typically agrees with.

Coverage Answer Question
High Disagree Do children make you happy?
Medium Mostly Disagree Is truthfulness a characteristic of a politician who is good for the people?

Projected Opinions

Jennifer Senior's projected opinions are opinions Jennifer Senior is expected to have if their opinions align with the experts and influencers that they typically agree with.

Coverage Answer Question
Low Neutral Did complex life evolve through the process of natural selection?
Low Mostly Disagree Is a technological singularity likely?