hi dad, i just came home from school, are we going to the baseball park?? I see the baseball in your hand.
Yes, we are, get ready and we will leave in 5 minutes
Nice Catch dad. This is fun, thank you for taking me to the baseball park today
no problem son, any time.
Hi dad, I just came home from school, are we going to the baseball park again???
no son, I am very busy today, i just got done playing with your little brother, got to your room and do your homework
The Next Day......
I was looking forward to playing baseball with dad, i got excited because as soon as i came home, i say him with his glove on
Dad just finished playing with me, and i think he is busy now, why were you so excited though?
Because the other day i came home, i saw dad with his baseball gear on. when i came home today, i saw him have his glove on from playing with you, and i assumed he was getting ready to play with me.....
Thats due to Classical Conditioning, now whenever you see dad with his baseball gear, the first thing u thing about is playing with him at the park.
your immediate joy was probably due to"generalization" Now, whenever you see dad with his baseball gear, the first thing that will come to your mind is "are we heading to the baseball park soon"