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NOVA; World of Difference, A

11/29/1978

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Series
NOVA
Program
World of Difference, A
Program Number

603

Series Description

Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974

Program Description

In 1945, B.F. Skinner shocked the world by putting his 13 month-old daughter, Deborah, into a "box." The box was actually a climate-controlled crib designed for comfort and protection, and the young psychologist was merely testing his theory that environment controls behavior. NOVA portrays the life of this famous behavioral psychologist now in his 70's and living quietly in Cambridge as Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Harvard University.

Duration

00:60:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Science
Citation
Chicago: “NOVA; World of Difference, A,” 11/29/1978, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 26, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A800EBCB943A4156AFF3EA9112A92C34.
MLA: “NOVA; World of Difference, A.” 11/29/1978. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 26, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A800EBCB943A4156AFF3EA9112A92C34>.
APA: NOVA; World of Difference, A. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A800EBCB943A4156AFF3EA9112A92C34
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