by Kelly Larsen
January 14, 2012
Dr. Lizabeth Eckerd is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Humboldt State University. Her research interests include grief as well as death and dying.
KELLY: Your specialty is grief. What got you interested in studying this topic in your pursuit of psychology?
DR. ECKERD: What got me interested was initially my own personal experience with grief. Back in 1993 my first husband died of cancer. I was very young. It was very unusual for someone like me to go through that. My experience was that I was fortunate and had lots of friends and loved ones who wanted to be helpful, but oftentimes people don’t know what to do when they’re put in that situation.
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