But the phrases “novel experience” & “novel idea” use the other definition of the word: new or original.The word ”novel” defines as a fictitious (not real or true) prose with some degree of realism.
I’m not really understanding where you get the definition of fictitious for novel. Novel as an adjective , as used here means ‘new’. Novel as a noun is a different thing entirely, and not appropriate here.“It provides a tool to study maladaptive changes, for example in post-traumatic stress disorder where patients often suffer from intrusive, traumatic memories, and tend to over-generalize these experiences to novel situations.”
The above was copied from the article. The word ”novel” defines as a fictitious (not real or true) prose with some degree of realism. Although I am exceedingly pleased that an educational university received a research grant to move forward PTSD, I am somewhat sad at their public choice of words depicting our experience of trauma. To me, it feels like a form of discounting but again within our journey to be believed, healed or heard.