FILIAL IMPRINTING By N., Sam M.S. - 71 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." Related Psychology Terms ADOLESCENCE (Theories) LEARNING (GENERAL) THORNDIKE, EDWARD LEE (1874- 1949) Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development DOMINANCE RELATIONSHIP A Comparison of Maternal and Paternal Filicide LANGUAGE (Psycholinguistics) DARWIN, CHARLES ROBERT LAW OF CONTIGUITY IMITATION Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "FILIAL IMPRINTING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/filial-imprinting/ (accessed June 30, 2022).