By: Kostoff, Steven D.USA
An argument can be put forward that perhaps the array of literature which relates to this field of study may not be overly familiar to many developmental psychologists, who research the concept of classical music and its relationship with youth development possibly due to a lack of communication among researchers and because of publication trends in developmental journals which may perhaps overlook the concept in general. This begs the question. Is this concept perhaps under researched from within the world of academia and as a result of this, is the youth development sector in Ireland for example, perhaps lacking a vital resource, that being, the role and influence of classical influence in the development of Ireland's youth? So as to endeavour to answer this question, this article will look at informing on current knowledge of how engagement with classical music, either from a listening or a participatory perspective can play a role in the psychosocial development of adolescents. To this end, three possible key observations in the context of this study maybe critiqued and discussed in light of recent empirical research, key observations which maybe of vital importance and relevance for one who may wish to undertake a broader dissertation on this interesting topic.
Keywords: ancient conception, vital importance, ancient languages, sociocultural situation