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Mind Over Money
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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

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In the aftermath of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, NOVA presents "Behavioral Economics," an exploration of why mainstream economists failed to predict the crash of 2008 and why we so often make irrational financial decisions. It's a show that reveals surprising, hidden money drives in us all and explores controversial new arguments about the world of finance. In the face of the recent crash, can a new science that aims to incorporate human psychology into finance -- behavioral economics -- do better? This program recreates some of the new field's most compelling experiments. We'll see how the brains and bodies of Wall Street traders respond as they buy and sell stocks. We'll watch as an ingenious experiment reveals how too many spending choices and the way they're framed can overwhelm consumers' ability to make rational decisions. By delivering insights from leading analysts and powerful experiments, "Behavioral Economics" exposes the mysterious and surprising nature of the two most powerful forces on our planet: the human mind and money.

A NOVA Production by Twister Films Ltd for WGBH Boston



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Chicago: “NOVA; Mind Over Money,” 04/24/2010, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EF477970BFB844449C6BAA600462D047.
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