Date of Award


Level of Access

Open-Access Dissertation

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Liberal Studies


Kathleen March

Second Committee Member

James Troiano

Third Committee Member

Madelon Kohler-Busch


This thesis defines and describes cultural narcissism as a societal syndrome and details the causes and perpetrators of this cultural shift in the United States. More specifically, it explores the implications of cultural narcissism in our youth and the educational system. Next, it looks at the responsibility of public and private schools as civic education centers. This thesis proposes service-learning as a viable solution for the educator to combat cultural narcissism.