Peter MacIntyre

Professor, Psychology

Peter D. MacIntyre is professor of psychology at Cape Breton University. His research focusses on the psychology of language and communication. He has published over 100 articles and chapters on language anxiety, willingness to communicate, motivation and other topics, often co-authoring publications with senior students. He has co-authored or co-edited books on topics including Positive Psychology in SLA, Motivational Dynamics. Nonverbal Communication, Teaching Innovations, and Capitalizing on Language Learner Individuality. His awards include being recognized for teaching excellence (Cape Breton University, Atlantic Association of Universities), the Gardner Award (from the International Association for Language and Social Psychology) and the Mildenberger Prize (Modern Language Association) for contributions to the study of language.


Positive Psychology; Motivation; Emotion; Anxiety; Second Language Acquisition