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Denise Clegg’s Bio

By on January 1, 2007 – 12:15 pm  3 Comments

Denise CleggDenise Clegg, MAPP, is Program Officer for the Positive Neuroscience project at the University of Pennsylvania Positive Psychology Center. She also serves as a facilitator for the Penn Resilience Program and is a daily editor for She can be reached at

Denise Clegg’s articles appear here on the 20th of every month, and an archive of her articles appears here.


  • Charlotte S. Waisman, Ph.D. says:

    “fight or flight” is an older notion and only pertains to men. Women have been recently studied and their responses are often “tend and befriend”. It is important in your work to mention the gender differences. I did really like the suggestions you made on positive actions to do!

  • Denise says:

    Charlotte, excellent point! But I can tell you I wasn’t about to tend or befriend that snake in the moment, though I was deeply grateful for her warning. Your point is well-taken however, and research breaking through the limits of the fight-or-flight notion is inspiring.

  • waynej says:

    Charlotte – Everyone has a fright, flight, fight response.

    Its the next step that’s differnt – women flee to a friend.

    Fright, fight, flight ………….friend

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