FILIAL IMPRINTING

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term that is used to describe the learning process where a young animal becomes attached to its parent and copies what it does. See imprinting.

FILIAL IMPRINTING: "Filial imprinting is how young animals learn their behaviour."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "FILIAL IMPRINTING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/filial-imprinting/ (accessed June 30, 2022).

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