Publications in English

Published Academic Papers in English

Most articles are (also) published on Social Sciences Research Network (see links next to the references below) or they are Open Access. We, follow the open-access, free knowledge approach to research. Because I am not completely insane, I realise that I need to publish in established journals, so that is also done. If the links to papers are not below, contact me and I'll try to accommodate.

Note that my doctoral Thesis is freely available from 3rd of April 2013 on as a part of The Exeter Research and Institutional Content archive (ERIC).



Modic, D. (2022). Do Not Distract Me While I Am Winning This Auction: The Psychology of Auction Fraud. In Y. Hanoch & S. Wood (Eds.), A Fresh Look at Fraud: Theoretical and Applied Perspectives (pp. 23). London, UK: Routledge.

Modic, David, Palomäki, Jussi, Drosinou, Marianna & Laakasuo, Michael. (2018). The Dark Triad and Willingness to Commit Insurance Fraud. Cogent Psychology, 0(0). doi:10.1080/23311908.2018.1469579

Modic, David, Anderson, Ross in Palomäki, Jussi. (2018). We Will Make You Like Our Research: The Development of a Susceptibility-to-Persuasion Scale. PLOS ONE, 13(3), e0194119. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0194119

Palomäki, Jussi, Yan, Jeff, Modic, David in Laakasuo, Michael. (2016). "To Bluff Like a Man or Fold Like a Girl?" – Gender Biased Deceptive Behavior in Online Poker. PLoS ONE, 11(7), e0157838. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0157838

Modic, D., Anderson, R., & Palomäki, J. (2016). But My Friends Said This Was Not A Scam: The Psychology Of Scam Compliance [draft to be submitted]. Criminology

Palomäki, J., Modic, D., Yan, J., Laakasuo, M., Drosinou, M., & Anderson, R. (2016). Don't worry, it's insured: The deterrence of insurance fraud [under review]. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied

Rigler, T., Gosar, D., & Modic, D. (2016). Decision-making in Adolescent Females who Deliberately Self-Harm [Accepted]. Psihologija, 49(1). Retrieved from Manuscript available here [PDF].

Modic, D., & Anderson, R. (2015). It’s All Over but the Crying: The Emotional and Financial Impact of Internet Fraud. IEEE Security & Privacy, 13(5), 99-103. Manuscript is here [PDF].

Modic, D., Pendry, L., & Lea, S. E. G. (2015). Deconstructing Prospect Theory. Paper presented at the IAREP - SABE JOINT CONFERENCE. Conference ( 2015 ; Sibiu), Sibiu, Romania. Retrieved from Manuscript is here [PDF].

Modic, D., & Anderson, R. J. (2014). We Will Make You Like Our Research: The Development of a Susceptibility-to-Persuasion Scale. Social Sciences Research Network. Available at SSRN:

Modic, D., & Anderson, R. J. (2014). Reading This May Harm Your Computer: The Psychology of Malware Warnings. Computers in Human BehaviorComputers in Human Behavior, 41, 71-79. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2014.09.014 Manuscript PDF

Modic, D. & Lea, S. E. G. (2013). Scam Compliance and the Psychology of Persuasion (June 21, 2013) [PRE-PRINT version]. Available at SSRN:

Modic, D. (2013). Willing to be scammed: How self-control impacts Internet scam compliance. Doctoral Thesis, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK. Link to pdf (via Open Research Exeter)

Modic, D., & Lea, S. E. G. (2011). How neurotic are scam victims, really? The big five and Internet scams. Paper presented at the 2011 Conference of the International Confederation for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics and Economic Psychology, Exeter, United Kingdom. Available at SSRN [Revised 09/2012]:

Modic, D., Lea, S. E. G., & Pendry, L. (2010). Preferences between risky prospects with virtual tender. Unpublished Article [available from]. University of Exeter.

Modic, D. (2010, 25th of February). Scams and Older People. Elder Abuse Project Newsletter, pp. 2-4. Retrieved from