CONFUSION By N., Sam M.S. - 168 noun. A disruption of awareness marked by amazement, a lack of cognitive or behavioral clarity, and confusion for place, individual, and time. Commonly referred to as mental confusion. CONFUSION: "Mary's confusion ended up being credited to dehydration and low blood sugar." Related Psychology Terms Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development Discrimination and Mental Illness in the LGBT Population DEHYDRATION REACTION ARTERIOSCLEROTIC BRAIN DISORDER READING DISABILITY (Paralexia, Dyslexia) Selecting a Diagnosis Diagnosis and Treatment Planning AER HUNGER Counselor's Role in Emergency Teams CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "CONFUSION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/confusion/ (accessed August 16, 2022).