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  • adjective Concerned with the interests of others more than one's own; community-minded.
  • adjective Relating to spatial representations: linked to a reference frame based on the external environment and independent of one's current location in it. For example, giving the direction as "north," as opposed to "right" (egocentric).

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Examples

  • As predicted, the amateurs 'head moved back in unison with their putter head, something Lee calls an "allocentric" movement, which agrees with the advice that novice golfers move their head.

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  • We don't need to exclude ourselves from the tribes and interest groups that feed us, but we should continue to expand our understanding and be more allocentric in our connectedness.

    John Bergquist: Egocentric or Allocentric connectedness?

  • We don't need to exclude ourselves from the tribes and interest groups that feed us, but we should continue to expand our understanding and be more allocentric in our connectedness.

    John Bergquist: Egocentric or Allocentric connectedness?

  • Alternatively, if participants coded a RLRR dance in allocentric coordinates they should produce a LRLL sequence after Rotation 1 and a RLRR sequence after Rotation 2.

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  • Some, for example, do not use egocentric terms such as "left, right, front, back" to talk about spatial relations, instead using allocentric notions like "north, south, east, west" at all times.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • Some, for example, do not use egocentric terms such as "left, right, front, back" to talk about spatial relations, instead using allocentric notions like "north, south, east, west" at all times.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • On the other hand it seems hard to explain why a problem in executive control caused as a side-effect of a systemic treatment should result in the selective inability to develop and use precise allocentric behavioral strategies.

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  • Failure to apply precise allocentric behavioral strategies is not explicitly predicted by such a model because development of allocentric representations appears to involve the integration rather than exclusion of information experienced over time.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • Furthermore, they relied primarily on a delayed progression to directed search patterns and generally failed to proceed to the most precise place-specific and allocentric strategies.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • Selective influence of prior allocentric knowledge on the kinesthetic learning of a path.

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