The Educational Psychology Research Group, led by Professors Andrew Martin and Slava Kalyuga at UNSW, focuses on research into cognitive, motivational, and social processes relevant to learning, achievement, teaching techniques, and instructional design. Cognitive load theory is an instructional theory derived from our knowledge of the evolutionary bases of human cognitive architecture and has generated a large range of instructional effects that can be used by teachers, instructors and researchers. Research into motivational and social processes in education focus on theories and factors relevant to the student and his/her context that impact learning and achievement.