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Immediacy is a psychological construct, e.g. defined by Mehrabian (1981) as communicative behaviors which enhance closeness to another [1]

Social presence is different. Firstly is not being alone, but also being able to provide and read clues required to accomplish a task.

See also: social presence

Links and Bibliography

  1. Kelley, D. H., & Gorham, J. (1988). Effects of immediacy on recall of information. Communication Education, 37(3), 198–207.