McAndrew Grief Essay Goes Viral

An essay by Frank McAndrew (Psychology) about the psychology underlying the grief over losing a dog has gone viral, attracting more than 1.3 million readers in the past month. The essay has appeared in dozens of magazines and newspapers nationally and internationally, including the Associated Press, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Business Insider, Psychology Today, Quartz (the Atlantic’s online magazine), The Conversation, and The Observer (The U.K.’s oldest Sunday newspaper). A link to the story as it appears in Quartz can be found here:
https://qz.com/931225/a-psychologist-explains-why-losing-a-dog-can-be-as-painful-as-losing-a-relative/