I-O psychology is basically the study of behavior of individuals that occurs in a particular setting, that is, organizations of almost any kind. This focus differentiates it from fields of psychology that study basic processes (perception, memory, learning); from fields that study particular populations of individuals (children, mentally disturbed, developmentally challenged); from fields that study analytic procedures or assessment procedures (psychometrics); and from fields that study mechanisms of behavior (physiological psychology, brain research). Although the populations of individuals and the locations are diverse, in this emphasis on behavior in a special setting we are eclectic. Because we borrow ideas, procedures, and paradigms from the other fields of psychology, it is important that we have an understanding of the strengths, weaknesses, and sources of our often-unacknowledged borrowings.
In the Philippines, an academic thesis is named by the degree, such as bachelor/undergraduate thesis or masteral thesis. However, in Philippine English , the term doctorate is typically replaced with doctoral (as in the case of "doctoral dissertation"), though in official documentation the former is still used. The terms thesis and dissertation are commonly used interchangeably in everyday language yet it generally understood that a thesis refers to bachelor/undergraduate and master academic work while a dissertation is named for doctorate work.
The teaching parts in Buenos Aires (8 months) and in Freiburg (8 months) are individually certified as 'postgraduate courses'. The Master Thesis Project will take another 8 months either in Freiburg or in Buenos Aires and will be completed by the Master Thesis Defense. Since 2013 the Albert-Ludwigs-University / Freiburg Academy of Continuing Education (FRAUW) presents for the successful completion of the postgraduate course in Freiburg a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Biomedical Sciences (DAS) consisting of 30 Credit Points in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).