Season 37, Episode 18 Mind Over Money

First Aired: April 27, 2010

Why the brain can misfire when money is involved, from Wall Street experts not predicting the economic collapse of 2008 to the irrational money-related decisions everyday people can make. The hour highlights a new discipline that welds psychology to finance in the form of behavioral economics, and details how mood, decision-making and economic activity are interlinked. Also: the brains of Wall Street traders when they buy and sell stocks.

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