The purpose of this study is to understand of the relationship between the 8 stimulus paintings of the
Wartegg-Zeichentest (WZT) and depression. We administered the WZT and the Beck Depression Inventory
(BDI) to 203 freshmen of universities located in the cities D, P and G. The subjects of this study were
selected based on their depression scores. Ultimately, 20subjects were chosen(10 in the depression group, 10
in the non-depression group). The major study tools were the WZT and the depression inventory test.
During the study, we had the subjects paint the stimulus paintings in the WZT, write down the themes of
the paintings, and write sentences about four combinations of the stimulus paintings (1 and 8, 2 and 7, 3
and 5, 4 and 6). We compared a response characteristic of the depression group and the non-depression
group after that exercise, and then we wrote the material analysis. The research results showed that the
depression group was not advanced and stopped short of the non-depression group in terms of the concept
of ego, emotion, feeling, rise, desire, resolution, and combination and in interpreting the index of the WZT,
they show a tendency toward depression. Stimulus paintings 3 and 5 wereespecially remarkable in this
regard. We think that the WZT can be an instrument to first evaluate one’s depressive tendency. Therefore,
this study is meaningful in the sense that the WZT has that potential for utilization.