CONFUSION By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 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 ACIDOSIS PERTURBATION CONTENT-THOUGHT DISORDER ORGANIC BRAIN SYNDROMES ANCRGIA ACUTE CONFUSIONAL STATE CONSCIOUSNESS ALCOHOL-INDUCED PERSISTING DEMENTIA BRAIN DISORDER OPHIDIOPHILIA Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "CONFUSION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/confusion/ (accessed January 17, 2019).