The average person does not exist, yet we are still working with (group) averages in our daily lives. What limitations does this pose to individual development and what price are we paying, especially in high-performing domains like elite sports?
Researchers can think very differently about basic concepts. However, when such conceptualizations are only implicitly represented in our work, they can lead to misunderstandings with different scholars, which may result in heated (but probably unnecessary) debates. Here you can read about how such an incident happened to my colleagues and me.