Dr. Pearl M. Oliner (1931-2021)

Pearl Oliner (Ph.D., University of California - Berkeley), Emeritus Professor of Education at Cal Poly Humboldt and co-founder of the Altruistic Personality and Prosocial Behavior Institute, focused on the topics of altruism and prosocial behavior in education and society at large, and on rescuers of Jews during the Holocaust. Books published by Dr. Oliner include Toward a Caring Society: Ideas Into Action (Westport, Conn: Praeger, 1995, co-author Samuel P. Oliner), The Altruistic Personality: Rescuers of Jews in Nazi Europe (New York: Free Press, 1988, co-author Samuel P. Oliner), Teaching Elementary Social Studies: A Rational and Humanistic Approach (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1976) and Outsider As Insider: Religious Culture and the Rescue of Jews in Nazi Europe (2002). Her edited works include Embracing the Other: Philosophical, Psychological, and Historical Perspectives on Altruism (New York University Press, 1992), The Social Studies Teacher (Social Studies Review, 1984), and The Study of Women: New Challenges, New Directions (Humboldt Journal of Social Relations, 1984). Dr. Pearl Oliner died in February, 2021.