Continuing the discussion from Elliot Shares Links (2021):
You should look up data from studies instead of finding anecdotes that confirm your existing opinions. This is a typical display of biased thinking.
You’re right. When you posted that response I did look up whether some studies of this sort existed and read through them shortly. I planned on writing a summary of one of the studies but I got busy and never did it. I realized I should write a short response at least to say that I appreciated your comment and it made sense to me. I wanted to clarify that I didn’t ignore your comment and drop the subject. I looked into it and agree with you that it’s a typical display of biased thinking.
There were some links to studies in this post: Women and pain: Disparities in experience and treatment - Harvard Health
Although I have not checked out all the links, I read through a few of them. I’m less confident in my assertion now and glad you responded the way you did.
In the future, I’ll look to studies first rather than anecdotes.
P.S. I did not realize that Justin’s initial post (Woman Puts Off Going To Doctor Until Disease Bad Enough For Him To Believe Her) was by The Onion. That’s kinda funny since I read the embed and took it seriously, not realizing it was satire. Also shows that I’m not taking enough care to read and understand a source before responding, which is a pattern of error on my part.