A Neutral Interaction (image) University of Vermont Share Print E-Mail Caption New research published in the Journal of Personal and Social Relationships found that parental conflict can affect the emotional processing of children -- with potentially long lasting negative effects. In the study, children were shown 90 photos of actors portraying couples in angry, happy and neutral poses and asked to identify which mood the photo fit. Children from high conflict homes were not able to accurately identify neutral interactions. In this photo, similar to one used in the research, the couple is engaged in a neutral interaction. Credit Brian Jenkins Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.