The purpose of the Altruistic Personality and Prosocial Behavior Institute is to seek out ways to enhance altruism and prosocial behavior in society.

There is a light in this world: a healing spirit more powerful than any darkness we may encounter. We sometimes lose sight of this force when there is suffering, too much pain. Then suddenly, the spirit will emerge through the lives of ordinary people, who hear a call and answer in extraordinary ways. 
- Richard Attenborough
Without love, what have you got... A world without a heart. 
- Polish Rescuer
Life is short and we do not have too much time to gladden the hearts of those who travel the way with us, so be swift to love, make haste to be kind. 
- Anonymous, 18th century

Contact Us
The Altruistic Personality and Prosocial Behavior Institute 
Ronnie Swartz, Director
Samuel Oliner, Co-Director
Humboldt State University 
1 Harpst Street 
Arcata, CA 95521 
707.826.4553 (p)