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June 10, 2010

The New York Stock Exchange, focal point of the 2008 stock market crash.

Why do we so often make irrational financial decisions? In the aftermath of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, the popular science television program NOVA presents "Mind Over Money," which focuses on research by National Science Foundation-supported researchers to explore why conventional economics failed to predict the stock market crash of 2008.

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