When personality and culture clash: The psychological distress of allocentrics
in an individualist culture and idiocentrics in a collectivist culture.
Barreiros, "Egocentric or allocentric
frameworks for the evaluation of other people's reachability," Human Movement Science, vol.
Collectivist cultures have ideocentric (independent) people in them, and individualistic cultures have allocentric
(interdependent) people in them, just as, on an individual level, allocentric
persons have some individualist responses and ideocentric persons have some collectivist tendencies.
There are two categories for spatial information, egocentric or landmark-based behavior and allocentric
or place learning; true spatial memory has been assumed place learning dependent (Nadel & Hardt, 2004; O'Keefe & Nadel, 1978; Potegal, 1972).
Martinez-Degollado, Prefrontal serotonin depletion impairs egocentric, but not allocentric
working memory in rats, Neurosci.
Objective: "The two years Fellowship project proposes a systematic investigation of the relationship between two basic processes of spatial cognition: egocentric and allocentric
frames of reference and categorical and coordinate spatial relations.
Those who are more idiocentric have independent self-construals and the others with allocentric
nature have interdependent self-construals.
Instructive in this regard is an article written in the Journal of African American Studies titled: "Finding a Voice: an Allocentric
Worldview to Guide Effective Reduction of Behavioral Health Disparities in African Americans".
Visual and cognitive perspective taking impairments in schizophrenia: a failure of allocentric
Erziehungsziele und allozentrische Orientierung im Kulturvergleich und deren Funktion fur das Sozialverhalten von Vorschulkindern [Cross-cultural comparison of educational goals, allocentric
orientation and the function of social behavior in preschool children], Berlin, Germany: VWF-Verlag.
The literature suggests a distinction between egocentric (Klatzky, 1998) and allocentric
(Burgess, 2006) representations.
Several studies suggest that there is a developmental transition in the frames of reference that children use to represent a spatial location, from an initial egocentric or body-centered frame of reference to an allocentric