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egocentric

 [e″go-sen´trik]
self-centered, conceited, egotistical; preoccupied with one's own interests and needs; lacking concern for others.

e·go·cen·tric

(ē'gō-sen'trik),
Marked by extreme concentration of attention on oneself, that is, self-centered. Compare: allocentric.
Synonym(s): egotropic
[ego + G. kentron, center]

e·go·cen·tric

(ē'gō-sen'trik)
Marked by extreme concentration of attention on oneself, i.e., self-centered.
Synonym(s): egotropic.

e·go·cen·tric

(ē'gō-sen'trik)
Marked by extreme self-concentration.
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I believe that the representational contents of all perceptions are egocentrically indexed.
More recent and theoretically oriented models posit a stage process in which an individual egocentrically accepts a majority posture, then, is rejected by and rejects that posture, and finally discovers a true self-identity (see Kurasaki (1999), Kuo & Roysircar-Sodowsky (1999), and Sue, Mak, & Sue (1998) for reviews of these models).
Dionysus responds egocentrically to Ariadne's plaints (47.419), treats Aura abominably, and feels fear and jealousy because Beroe prefers water to wine (42.110-12).
There are certainly cases later in life when adults fail to get out of their own heads and egocentrically assume that other people's thoughts are identical to their own (Keysar, 1994; Marks & Miller, 1987), but these are generally not failures to understand that other people's heads could be different.
location A), and that they could egocentrically re-create the object at A simply by deciding to look there.
It helps us resonate with nature's radiance and lessens our tendency to think, egocentrically, that we're at the center of everything.
The post-colonial critique of imperialism makes such questions inevitable (though we should note that traditional assessments of the book, in attacking its representation of an egocentrically omnivorous personality, foreshadow later anatomies of the colonizing intellect).
The table excludes the American Medical Association's (1984) Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, which allowed medical experts on specific body systems (e,g., upper limb) to estimate QALY losses within body systems independently and egocentrically with no effort to assure the ratings made sense when viewed across body systems; most concluded that complete impairment of their body system (e.g., blindness) meant almost complete QALY loss.
Young children evaluate work based on their own egocentrically autonomous ideas about what would be a good job (e.g., a picture is good because "It has a lot of drawings"), rather than by using external objective criteria or by comparing their accomplishments with that of others (Veroff, 1969).
He had lost the distinctions between savior and outlaw, between victim and victimizer, and had egocentrically located them all in himself.
First, there is a problem of synchronic identity which needs to be addressed; for there can be distinct segments on a given time-slice (corresponding to occurrences of the same basis state on different component projectors of the canonically represented mixed state) which intuitively belong to the same Everett branch, and hence ought to be pooled.(15) Assuming that we have come up with an acceptable criterion for when pooling of segments is appropriate, we can then seek to define an antecedent-descendant relation between segments on different time-slices: this relation, appropriately spelled out, will yield transtemporal identity conditions for egocentrically defined Everett branches.
They are able to view events and circumstances in many ways: egocentrically, through their own eyes; allocentrically, though the eyes of others; macrocentrically, from an objective third party position; and historically, from a futures orientation.