How Does Baum Define Behaviorism And How Is This Different From A Science Of Behavior?

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How does Baum define ‘behaviorism’ and how is this different from a science of behavior?
Baum defines “behaviorism” as a philosophy of science. Behaviorism is different from a science of behavior because it is a set of ideas about the science of behavior analysis, but itself is not a science.

Historically, what distinguishes science from philosophy?
Historically, science is distinguished from philosophy due to the origins in which they were both created and implemented. Philosophy is based on assumptions and conclusions that are not able to be empirically determined. These conclusions are often made in the context of phenomena and religion. Furthermore, science is directly observing the phenomena in order to make reliable conclusions about that phenomena. Additionally, philosophy is a set of principles and conclusions that are made are not to be doubted. However, science is continually growing and restructuring the understanding about the natural world.

What concepts from folk psychology and mainstream psychology resemble the essences of early chemistry or forces from early biology?
The concepts from folk psychology and mainstream psychology resemble the essences of early chemistry or forces from early biology because unable to be proven ideas were disregarded and ideas were only made via empirical observations. Additionally, early chemistry and biology were also explained by using philosophical assumptions that were later disproven via scientific understanding, just as…

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