The New Psychology of Professional Skepticism

Course Details


Wednesday, May 5, 2021

10:00am – 11:00am (Registration: 5:10am)



Field of Study

Accounting & Audit

CPE Credit

1 hour CPE credit

Level of Knowledge



CPA Crossings




The complexity of our environment has outgrown old and superficial approaches to professional skepticism. In this session, Dr. Groves teaches a radically different and more effective method of skeptical judgment. Attendees will experience fascinating demonstrations and learn about the hidden influences that impact professional judgment.

This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.


The major topics that will be covered in this class include:

  • Dimensions of skeptical reasoning
  • The "mind-lens" approach to challenging faulty assumptions
  • Understand how to tune their skeptical "signal to noise" ratio
  • The role of situational awareness in skepticism
  • How to determine the reliability and validity of evidence
  • How to match skeptical reasoning to the environment
  • Learn how to uncover hidden biases that damage skepticism


After attending this presentation you will be able to...

  • Identify three dimensions of skeptical reasoning
  • Identify three biases that damage effective skepticism
  • Identify three characteristics of effective skeptical judgment

Designed For

Designed for CPAs and other decision makers interested in enhancing the accuracy of skeptical judgments

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