ShodanLieu t1_iua5kd2 wrote

Absolutely. But that doesn’t mean I automatically think the way an author operationally defines a term is the best way of doing so. For example, I also study pain (acute & chronic), and I think the word “pain“ is close to useless for operationally defining someone’s experience. There are so many characteristics to the experiences pain that a simple word does a very poor job of conveying essential information about an individual’s subjective experience.

That’s enough of my soapbox preaching. We all have our pet peeves I suppose. Have a good rest of the day and I hope you enjoy your weekend. Cheers!