FILIAL RESPONSIBILITY By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 a term that is used to describe a person's sense of duty towards members of their own family and in particular the child-parent obligation. Also called filial duty. FILIAL RESPONSIBILITY: "Joe's filial responsibility was to his children." Related Psychology Terms ETHICAL DETERMINISM SENSE OF EQUILIBRIUM INVERSION RELATIONSHIP FILIAL IMPRINTING DUTY TO WARN PERMEABLE FAMILY GEROPHILIA DOLL PLAY BEST INTERESTS OF THE CHILD SIMPLE STEPFAMILY Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FILIAL RESPONSIBILITY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/filial-responsibility/ (accessed April 18, 2019).