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1. Concerned with the condition or well-being of others more than of oneself.
2. Philosophy Having a meaning relative to the perspective of some subject other than oneself.

al′lo·cen′tric·al·ly adv.
al′lo·cen·tric′i·ty (-trĭs′ĭ-tē) n.
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35) The neglected hemifield may be egocentric (defined relative to the head/trunk), allocentric (concerning spatial relationships between objects) or object-centred (half of individual objects are neglected).
You've just turned an allocentric world egocentric.
Development of egocentric and allocentric spatial representations from childhood to elderly age.
We can find evidence for the operational distinction between self-reference (egocentric/coupled) and allocentric (intersubjective/decoupled) systems.
Rousseau in this respect had stated that "nature is dead unless animated by the fires of love"--those fires were not, as is now apparent, channeled too much in the allocentric direction of nature, the result being the rise of an urban mainly egocentric culture that led humanity to often insoluble psychological troubles and arresting ecological deadlocks.
By comparing a Turkish and an American student sample, another study investigated cultural variations in the relationship between psychopathology and an allocentric (i.
Allocentric versus idiocentric tendencies: Convergent and discriminant validation.
Hypometric allocentric and egocentric distance estimates in parkinson disease," Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, vol.
In their model, the external sensory input encodes distances to perceived landmarks as well as allocentric bearings to them, and VPC's external receptiveness is formed by a product of Gaussian functions.
The motivation of participant, the influence of specific motor experience, the type of task, the presence of any allocentric frame of reference, and the number of trials allowed per task are some of the factors that may have contributed to the discrepancy between estimated and actual FMS.
15) In general it can be said that collectivist cultures have more allocentric people in them, while individualistic cultures have more ideocentric people in them.