Mass Media And Religious Practices In The Immigrant Situation: A Challenging Developmental Psychology Encountered By The Sri Lankan Tamil Adolescents Living In Palermo, South Italy
KeywordsPsychological challenges, Adolescents’ socio-religious development, Mass media, Tamil Immigrants, Focus group, Inter-cultural-adaptation.
Settore M-PSI/04 - Psicologia Dello Sviluppo E Psicologia Dell'Educazione
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AbstractMass Media and Religious Practices in the immigrant situation is a challenging Developmental Psychology, encountered by the Sri Lankan Tamil Adolescents living in Palermo, South Italy. Adolescents in the modern world face a lot of challenges in the process of their growth. One of such challenges is that of the social impact of Mass Media, which manipulates and determines the individual’s decisive moments of growth. They are left with no choice but confront Mass media and personal choice of religious attitudes, and religious practices, (Cohen 2010; Kukreja 2010). The attitudes and belief-systems are built and sustained by the social structure. (Cooper and Denner 1998). In this article we administer focus group analysis on ‘Mass Media and Religious Practices in the immigrant situation: A challenging Developmental Psychology encountered by the Sri Lankan Tamil Adolescents living in Palermo, South Italy.’ We try to verify the ‘Theory of Concepts of Beliefs” which states that: Every human being tries to transcend specific situations for a desirable end which are ordered by relative importance. (Bilsky and Schwartz 1992). The results are interesting. Enumerated in the full article.